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Synonyms for aboriginal
ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine(noun)

    a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

    Synonyms:
    native, indigene, aborigine, native Australian, indigen

    Antonyms:
    late, middle

  2. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal(adj)

    an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

    "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"

    Synonyms:
    native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, native Australian

    Antonyms:
    late, middle

  3. Aboriginal(adj)

    of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia

    "an Aboriginal rite"

    Synonyms:
    native, primaeval, primordial, primal, primeval

    Antonyms:
    late, middle

  4. native, aboriginal(adj)

    characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

    "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

    Synonyms:
    native, primaeval, primordial, primal, primeval

    Antonyms:
    middle, late

  5. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial(adj)

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, primordial, primeval, native, cardinal, central, primaeval, key, primal

    Antonyms:
    middle, late

Wiktionary

  1. Aboriginal(adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines.

    It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. - Darwin.

    Synonyms:
    autochthonous, original, indigenous, ancient, primordial, primeval, endemic, first, primitive, earliest, native

  2. Aboriginal(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    Metis, Inuit, Aborigine, Eskimo, Native, Native American, Indian, First Peoples, native, aborigine, First Nations

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aboriginal

    Aboriginal (Latin ab, from, origo, origin) signifies pertaining to the aborigines or earliest known inhabitants of a country in the widest sense, including not merely human beings but inferior animals and plants as well. Autochthonic (Greek autos, self, and chthōn, earth) signifies sprung from the earth, especially from the soil of one's native land. Primeval (Latin primum, first, and ævum, age), signifies strictly belonging to the first ages, earliest in time, but often only the earliest of which man knows or conceives, immemorial. Aboriginal, autochthonic, and primeval combine the meanings of ancient and original; aboriginal inhabitants, autochthonic races, primeval forests. Prime and primary may signify either first in time, or more frequently first in importance; primary has also the sense of elementary or preparatory; we speak of a prime minister, a primary school. Primal is chiefly poetic, in the sense of prime; as, the primal curse. Primordial is first in an order of succession or development; as, a primordial leaf. Primitive frequently signifies having the original characteristics of that which it represents, as well as standing first in time; as, the primitive church. Primitive also very frequently signifies having the original or early characteristics without remoteness in time. Primeval simplicity is the simplicity of the earliest ages; primitive simplicity may be found in retired villages now. Pristine is an elegant word, used almost exclusively in a good sense of that which is original and perhaps ancient; as, pristine purity, innocence, vigor. That which is both an original and natural product of a soil or country is said to be indigenous; that which is actually produced there is said to be native, though it may be of foreign extraction; humming-birds are indigenous to America; canaries may be native, but are not indigenous. Immemorial refers solely to time, independently of quality, denoting, in legal phrase, "that whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary;" as, an immemorial custom; an immemorial abuse. Compare OLD.

    Compare synonyms for NEW.

    Synonyms:
    ancient, autochthonic, immemorial, indigenous, native, old, original, patriarchal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, uncreated

    Antonyms:
    adventitious, exotic, foreign, fresh, late, modern, new, novel, recent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aboriginal

    Synonyms:
    primordial, primeval, pristine, autochthonic, immemorial, indigenous, native, original

    Antonyms:
    subsequent, adventitious, imported, exotic, immigrant, recent, upstart, modern, late, novel, fresh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aboriginal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    primitive, primeval, primordial, pristine, primary, prime, original, first, native, indigenous, autochthonal

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How to use aboriginal in a sentence?

  1. Nigel Scullion:

    I am grateful that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have welcomed me in every corner of this continent that I have visited, and worked with me in providing local and national solutions.

  2. David Leroy:

    The paintings support the case for how unfairly and grossly the original peoples were treated by the white settlers who invaded their aboriginal territories.

  3. Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques on Friday:

    Rio Tinto has a long history of working in partnership and creating shared value with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around our operations and across Australia more broadly. We remain absolutely committed to continuing to do so.

  4. Roger Cook:

    That's one of the many reasons why I love her, i have great sympathy for the cause of ensuring Aboriginal people and minorities are protected from racism.

  5. Alec Brown:

    We've worked with our aboriginal stakeholders every step of the way.


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