1) N-COUNT An Aboriginal is an Australian Aborigine.

He remained fascinated by the Aboriginals' tales.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Aboriginal means belonging or relating to the Australian Aborigines.

...Aboriginal art.

...a protest over Aboriginal land rights.

3) ADJ: ADJ n The aboriginal people or animals of a place are ones that have been there from the earliest known times or that were there before people or animals from other countries arrived.

Most Canadians acknowledge that the aboriginal people have had a rotten deal.

native, indigenous

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  • Aboriginal — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindu of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aboriginal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous. 2) (Aboriginal) relating to the Australian Aboriginals. ► NOUN 1) an aboriginal inhabitant. 2) (Aboriginal) a member of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Aboriginal — Ab o*rig i*nal, n. 1. An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines. [1913 Webster] 2. An animal or a plant native to the region. [1913 Webster] It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. Darwin. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aboriginal — index incipient, native (domestic), prime (original), primordial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • aboriginal — [ab΄ə rij′ə nəl] adj. [< ABORIGINE + AL] 1. existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous 2. of or characteristic of aborigines n. an aboriginal animal, plant, or person SYN. NATIVE aboriginally adv …   English World dictionary

  • aboriginal — aboriginal. См. автохтон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • aboriginal — (adj.) 1660s, first, earliest, especially in reference to inhabitants of lands colonized by Europeans, from aborigines (see ABORIGINE (Cf. aborigine)) + AL (Cf. al) (1); specific Australian sense is from 1820. The noun is attested from 1767.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aboriginal — adj. 2 g. O mesmo que aboriginário.   ‣ Etimologia: latim Aborigines, um, primeiros habitantes de um país + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • aboriginal — indigenous, autochthonous, *native Analogous words: primitive, primordial, primeval, pristine (see PRIMARY): savage, barbaric, *barbarian, barbarous Contrasted words: sequent, successive (see CONSECUTIVE): advanced, progressive (see LIBERAL):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aboriginal — [adj] belonging to one, existing in a place since prehistory ancient, earliest, endemic, first, indigenous, native, original, primary, primeval, primitive, primordial; concept 549 Ant. foreign …   New thesaurus

  • Aboriginal — Flagge der Aborigines Die Aborigines (englisch [ˌæbəˈɹɪdʒɪniːz], „Ureinwohner“) sind die Ureinwohner Australiens. Sie besiedelten vor etwa 40.000 bis 50.000 Jahren den Kontinent. Aborigines sind kein einheitliches Volk, sondern bestehen aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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