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aboriginal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of aboriginal

  1. 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” Synonyms of aboriginal native, autochthonous, born, domestic, endemic, indigenousWords Related to aboriginal local, regional; originalNear Antonyms of aboriginal imported, introduced, transplanted; alien, exotic, foreign, strange; expatriate, immigrantAntonyms of aboriginal nonindigenous, nonnative

Synonym Discussion of aboriginal

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

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aboriginal

  1. a member of the first race to inhabit a region for a long time the aboriginals were not even included in the censuses, as they were viewed as part of the region's fauna Synonyms of aboriginal aborigine, autochthon, indigene (also indigen), nativeWords Related to aboriginal primitiveNear Antonyms of aboriginal alien, foreignerAntonyms of aboriginal nonnative



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