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aborigine

noun ab·orig·i·ne \ˌa-bə-ˈrij-(ˌ)nē, -ˈri-jə-\

: a member of the original people to live in an area

: a member of any of the native peoples of Australia

Full Definition of ABORIGINE

1
:  an aboriginal inhabitant especially as contrasted with an invading or colonizing people
2
often capitalized :  a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia

Examples of ABORIGINE

  1. <the aborigines had no immunity against the raft of diseases brought by the invaders>

Origin of ABORIGINE

Latin aborigines, plural, from ab origine from the beginning
First Known Use: 1593

Related to ABORIGINE

Synonyms
aboriginal, autochthon, indigene (also indigen), native
Antonyms
nonnative

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