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[n] a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
[adj] 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"
[adj] being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"


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Antonyms

nonnative

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Aussie, Australian

Misc. Definitions

\Ab`o*rig"i*nal\, a. [See {Aborigines}.]
1. First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America. ``Mantled o'er with aboriginal turf.'' --Wordsworth.
2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal blood.
\Ab`o*rig"i*nal\, n.
1. An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.
2. An animal or a plant native to the region. It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. --Darwin.

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