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Aboriginal - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Aboriginal' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aboriginal [ a.]
- First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America.
- Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal blood.
2 . Aboriginal [ n.]
- An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.
- An animal or a plant native to the region.

Meaning of 'Aboriginal' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . aboriginal [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
Example in sentence:
  • the art of the natives of the northwest coast;
  • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
2 . aboriginal [ a]
Meaning (2):
- characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
Example in sentence:
  • native Americans;
  • the aboriginal peoples of Australia
3 . aboriginal [ s]
Meaning (3):
- having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
Example in sentence:
  • aboriginal forests;
  • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth;
  • primordial forms of life;
  • primordial matter;
  • the forest primeval