Meaning of ABORIGINAL in English

ABORIGINAL

adj. & n.

--adj.

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.

--n.

1. an aboriginal inhabitant.

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

Derivatives:

aboriginally adv.

Etymology: as ABORIGINE + -AL

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.