aboriginal

[ab-uh-rij-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or typical of aborigines: aboriginal customs.
2.
original or earliest known; native; indigenous: the aboriginal people of Tahiti.
noun
3.
aborigine ( def 1 ).
4.
(initial capital letter) aborigine ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1660–70; aborigine + -al1

aboriginality, noun
aboriginally, adverb


2. endemic, autochthonous, primordial.
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aboriginal (ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl)
 
adj
existing in a place from the earliest known period; indigenous; autochthonous
 
abo'riginally
 
adv

Aboriginal (ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of the indigenous peoples of Australia
 
n
2.  another word for an Australian Aborigine
 
usage  The Australian government suggests that the most exact and inclusive way of referring to the indigenous peoples of Australia is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Other terms which are acceptable are: Aboriginal people(s), Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

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aboriginal
1660s, "first, earliest," esp. in ref. to inhabitants of lands colonized by Europeans, from aborigines (see aborigine); specific Australian sense is from 1820. The noun is attested from 1767.
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