aborigine

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

Definition of aborigine

  1. 1 :  a member of the original people to inhabit an area especially as contrasted with an invading or colonizing people

  2. 2 often capitalized :  a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia

Examples of aborigine in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of aborigine

Latin aborigines, plural, from ab origine from the beginning


First Known Use: 1593


ABORIGINE Defined for Kids

aborigine

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noun ab·orig·i·ne \ˌa-bə-ˈri-jə-nē\

Definition of aborigine for Students

plural

aborigines

  1. :  a member of the original people living in a region :  native



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