Meaning of ABORIGINAL in English


adj. & n.


1. (of races and natural phenomena) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists.

2 (usu. Aboriginal) of the Australian Aboriginals.


1. an aboriginal inhabitant.

2 (usu. Aboriginal) an aboriginal inhabitant of Australia.


aboriginally adv.

Etymology: as ABORIGINE + -AL

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.