Aboriginal (adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; an Aboriginal rite

    [ Syn: aboriginal ]

  2. characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; native Americans; the aboriginal peoples of Australia

    [ Syn: native ]

    Aboriginal (n.)

  1. a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

    [ Syn: aborigine , aborigine , abo , abo , aboriginal , aboriginal , native australian , native australian , australian aborigine , australian aborigine ]

  2. an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; the art of the natives of the northwest coast; the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

    [ Syn: native , indigen , indigene , aborigine ]

    aboriginal (adj.)

  1. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; aboriginal forests; primal eras before the appearance of life on earth; the forest primeval; primordial matter; primordial forms of life

    [ Syn: primal , primeval , primaeval , primordial ]

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