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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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Google previewThe Rough Guide to Taiwan (2011)

by Stephen Keeling

Further north, Dihua Street is packed with traditional stores, while Baoan Temple is one of the country's most elegant shrines, and the Shunyi Museum of Formosan Aborigines is an excellent introduction to Taiwan's indigenous peoples .

Google previewTheorizing Post-Conflict Reconciliation (2013)

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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) (2014)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Anthropology (2005)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by H. James Birx

Aborigines Acheulean culture Acropolis Action anthropology Adaptation, biological Adaptation, cultural Aesthetic appreciation Affirmative action Africa, socialist schools in African American thought African Americans African ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers (1999)

by Richard B. Lee, Richard Heywood Daly

FRAN OISE DUSSART University of Connecticut Introduction The Warlpiri are best known internationally for the rich cosmological system popularized in Bruce Chatwin's travel book, Songlines, about Central Desert Aborigines, and for the " dot ...

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Aborigines Meaning

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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