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Definition of "aborigine" []

  • A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native. (noun)
  • A member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia. See Usage Note at native. (noun)
  • The flora and fauna native to a geographic area. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aborigine" in a sentence
  • "The term aborigine, of course, does not designate a single ethnicity."
  • "My impression is that these terms koori, etc are not very widely known and used in the general population and "aborigine", "aboriginal" or "black people" are the most common."
  • "In Bardi it was always maank ambooriny (= 'black people') or "aborigine" (as noun or adjective) in Aboriginal English."
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