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The Aborigines in Roman mythology are the oldest inhabitants of central Italy, connected in legendary history with Aeneas, Latinus and Evander. They were supposed to have descended from their mountain home near Reate upon Latium, whence they expelled the Siceli and subsequently settled down as Latini under a King Latinus. The most generally accepted etymology of the Greek word αβοριγίνες, "aborigines" is that it derives from ab origine, according to which they were the original inhabitants of the country, although Cato regarded them as Hellenic immigrants, not as a native Italian people. Other etymological explanations suggested are arborigines, meaning "tree-born," and aberrigines, meaning "nomads". Lycophron calls a people of central Italy, Boreigonoi.
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Agonism, Restitution & Repair by Alexander Hirsch
standards', the term nation is taken to mean 'a people organised as a separate state or exercising any degree of sovereignty', its use in reference to the kinds of communal organisation evident among the Aborigines is a misnomer. From the ...
by Chris Clark
Fighting Hills, a clash between Aborigines of the Konongwootong (Jardwadjali) tribe and a party of white settlers, fought on 8 March 1840 on the Wando River about ten kilometres north of Casterton, Victoria. On 7 March, a month after five ...
by John F. Copper
ABORIGINES. Called shan bao (mountain compatriot) or, more recently, yuan chu min (indigenous people) in Chinese, this is the general term for the people who inhabited Taiwan prior to the migration of Chinese to the island. There are 14 ...
by Richard B. Lee, Richard Heywood Daly
When the Select Committee issued its report in 1836, Buxton founded the Aborigines' Protection Society (APS) in an effort to reduce the human cost ...
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Video shows what Aborigines means. Category:English plurals. The Australian Aboriginal peoples.. Aborigines Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
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The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell on their knees; then they fell upon the aborigines.
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Scrabble value of A1B3O1R1I1G2I1N1E1S1
The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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