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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun aboriginal:

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Definition of the noun aboriginal

What does aboriginal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • aboriginal: aboriginals
  • Aboriginal: Aboriginals

  1. an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

Alternative definition of the noun aboriginal


  1. An Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia, Aborigine.
  2. An Aboriginal inhabitant, person, animal, or plant native to the region. Also aboriginal.

Definition of the adjective aboriginal

What does aboriginal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
    • example: the aboriginal peoples of Australia
    • synonym of aboriginal: native
  2. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

Alternative definition of the adjective aboriginal


  1. Of or pertaining to Aboriginal peoples.
  2. Of or pertaining to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines. [definition from earlier 19th c.]


  1. Original or indigenous to a place


  1. "Aboriginal" is a composition.
  2. "Aboriginal" is a musical album of Roots Intention Crew.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  3. "Aboriginal" is a musical single of Tropical Tobacco.
    • released on

Phrases with Aboriginal

  1. Aboriginal American
  2. Aboriginal Saltbush
  3. Aboriginal Milkvetch
  4. aboriginal australian
  5. Aboriginal Willowherb
  6. Aboriginal Pricklyapple
  7. Aboriginal Prickly-Apple
  8. Australian Aboriginal

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aboriginal

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

Aboriginal refers to cultural groups that originated in certain geographic areas prior to the European settlers' arrival in the late 1800s, primarily in North America, New Zealand, and Australia, although there is evidence of some other locations.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

Aboriginal peopleliveindiversesocialand economicconditions. Manybelievethatthe rightof selfdetermination is centraltoaddressingthe oppressed condition of many Aboriginalpeople. Selfdetermination isthecapacityof Aboriginal people ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language and Education (2012)

Language Policy and Political Issues in Education by Ruth Wodak, P. Corson

LANGUAGE POLICIES FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Indigenous, aboriginal peoples inhabit modern nation states on every continent. As well as the differences of race or cultural origin that distinguish them from the dominant populations of ...

Google previewDictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations (2002)

by Professor Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture Media and Sport Ellis Cashmore

Aboriginal Australians The original Aboriginal Australians have been called “ intellectual aristocrats” of early peoples by Claude Lévi-Strauss because of the rich cultural heritage these hunter-gatherers evolved in Australia since at least 50,000 ...

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Quotes about Aboriginal

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home.
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Scrabble value of A1B3O1R1I1G2I1N1A1L1

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.

Anagrams of ABORIGINAL

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