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aboriginal

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belonging to a particular place by birth or origin

  • the aboriginal peoples of northern Alaska are known as Inupiats, which in their language literally means "real people"
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native, indigenous, endemic, aboriginal mean belonging to a locality. native implies birth or origin in a place or region and may suggest compatibility with it.
    • native tribal customs
indigenous applies to that which is not only native but which, as far as can be determined, has never been introduced or brought from elsewhere.
    • indigenous plants
endemic implies being peculiar to a region.
    • a disease endemic in Africa
aboriginal implies having no known others preceding in occupancy of a particular region.
    • the aboriginal peoples of Australia

aboriginal

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a member of the first people to inhabit a region

  • they still speak the language of the region's aboriginals
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