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Adjective: aboriginal  ,a-bu'ri-ju-nul
  1. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
    "the aboriginal peoples of Australia";
    - native, indigenous
  2. Having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
    "aboriginal forests";
    - primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial
Noun: aboriginal  ,a-bu'ri-ju-nul
  1. An indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students";
    - native, indigen, indigene, aborigine
Noun: Aboriginal
  1. A member of the people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    - Aborigine, native Australian, Australian Aborigine

Derived forms: aboriginals, Aboriginals

See also: early

Type of: Aussie [informal], Australian, ethnic group, ethnos, individual, mortal, Ozzie [informal], person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Aboriginal