aborigine

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

Definition of aborigine

  1. 1 :  an aboriginal inhabitant 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 English Language Learners

aborigine

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

Definition of aborigine for English Language Learners

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

  • : a member of any of the native peoples of Australia


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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