Meaning of ABORIGINAL in English

ABORIGINAL

I. |abə|rijən ə l, -jnəl adjective

Etymology: aborigine + -al

1.

a. : first according to historical record or scientific analysis : indigenous

aboriginal flora

b. : primitive

aboriginal tribes

a great safety valve for the aboriginal human impulses — Lewis Mumford

2. : of or belonging to aborigines

aboriginal languages

aboriginal weapons

Synonyms: see native

II. noun

( -s )

: aborigine

III. noun

Usage: often capitalized

: aborigine herein

• aboriginal adjective , often capitalized

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