Of or pertaining to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines.
It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. - Darwin.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aboriginenoun
a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginaladjective
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"
of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
"an Aboriginal rite"
characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
"native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordialadjective
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"
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What a wonderful result for Australia and how exciting that another Aboriginal has won at the French, tennis Australia and all lovers of tennis here and around the world will be delighted by the natural skills and flair Ash possesses.
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.
This was the first encounter between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians here on the East Coast, what this offers us is the opportunity to show the view from the ship and the view from the shore.
So, the Denisovan ancestry in living Australian Aboriginal and New Guinean people could, therefore, be the result of direct interbreeding between their ancestors and Denisovans, but we do not know where this interaction took place.
Ash is a very worthy number one and winning at the French will have given her even more confidence, i am so proud that another Aboriginal player sits on top of the rankings in women's tennis, particularly a young lady who conveys such happiness in all she does.
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- местен, коренен, туземенBulgarian
- aborigenCatalan, Valencian
- einheimisch, eingeborenGerman
- indígena, aborigenSpanish
- alkuperäislaji, alkuperäinenFinnish
- bun-chummallagh, bun-dooghyssaghManx
- inheemse, inheemsDutch
- aborígene, aboríginePortuguese
- аборигенный, коренной, местный, автохтонный, туземныйRussian
- тубільний, туземський, автохтонний, аборигенськийUkrainian
- thổ dânVietnamese
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