[ UK /ˌæbəɹˈɪd‍ʒɪnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌæbɝˈɪdʒənəɫ/ ]
  1. an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  1. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
    aboriginal forests
    primordial forms of life
    primordial matter
    primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
    the forest primeval
  2. characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
    native Americans
    the aboriginal peoples of Australia
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How To Use aboriginal In A Sentence

  • The witchetty grub, for the aboriginal people that depended on them, was a very important thing. Times, Sunday Times
  • The traditional value of the blades was clearly recognized by their Aboriginal ‘collectors’, who sought to exploit it by hafting a resin handle in the traditional way.
  • In recent decades, Taiwan's aboriginals have endured neglect and discrimination.
  • I mean, here's a skull that shows the Ainu, the Japanese aboriginal race, were in America nine thousand years ago. AMERICAN GODS
  • Fairweather painted mainly in earth colours used by the artists of South-East Asia and the Pacific and he was one of the first artists to assimilate aboriginal art into his own work.
  • The other illuminati are equally insignificant from a social point of view: Mary Hare, an elderly spinster; Ruth Godbold, a poor and hard-working housewife; and Alf Dubbo, a part-Aboriginal painter. Patrick White - Existential Explorer
  • Have Aboriginal people changed, or is the problem systemic?
  • Aboriginal society had mechanisms, even though unformulated and largely unconscious to its practitioners, of dealing with religious flexibility.
  • Practical reconciliation has become the accepted Aboriginal policy.
  • There is no use in seeing the parlous situation of the Aboriginal community as requiring increased funding. We first have to unshackle ourselves from much of the confusion that prevails.
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