Aboriginal

Word ABORIGINAL
Character 10
Hyphenation ab o rig i nal
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Aboriginal"

What do we mean by aboriginal?

Having existed in a region from the beginning: synonym: native. adjective

Of or relating to aborigines. adjective

Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia. adjective

An aborigine. noun

Existing from the origin or beginning; hence, first; original; primitive: as, aboriginal people are the first inhabitants of a country known to history.

Pertaining to aborigines; hence, primitive; simple; unsophisticated: as, aboriginal customs; aboriginal apathy.

In geology and botany, native; indigenous; autochthonous.

An original inhabitant; one of the people living in a country at the period of the earliest historical knowledge of it; an autochthon. noun

A species of animals or plants which originated within a given area. noun

First; original; indigenous; primitive; native. adjective

Of or pertaining to aborigines. adjective

An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines. noun

An animal or a plant native to the region. noun

Of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia adjective

Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning adjective

A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived noun

Having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state adjective

An indigenous person who was born in a particular place noun

An Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia, Aborigine.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Aboriginal

The word "aboriginal" in example sentences

The word aboriginal means “with the origin”—in other words, “awareness of the original intention” of life. ❋ Jeffrey Armstrong (2010)

{179b} The term aboriginal is here suggested, as more correct than spontaneous, the one hitherto generally used. ❋ Robert Chambers (1836)

I find it ironic that you are so critical of a brief reuter’s newsfeed even making an erroneous assumption of the term aboriginal while unquestioningly accepting de-facto editorials from the Taipei Times. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Taiwan, forbidden in aboriginal villages, 7: 29 – 30 ❋ Unknown (2006)

There may have been Chinese hunters, such as the pirate Yan Siqi, who is said to have died of a fever after hunting (打圍), but they were likely few, for aboriginal villages jealously guarded their hunting fields. 5 The aborigines exchanged venison and hides for salt, iron, and clothing brought by Chinese traders, many of whom sojourned in aboriginal villages. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Note 29: Company officials might have adopted such grand public speech quite consciously to suit aboriginal political culture, for Candidius wrote glowingly of the eloquence displayed in aboriginal village meetings: "Yes, I believe Demosthenes would not have been richer and more fluent in words" (Blussé's translation, "Retribution and Remorse"). back ❋ Unknown (2006)

Moreover, aborigines and Chinese traders alike repeatedly requested that Chinese be allowed to live in aboriginal villages. ❋ Unknown (2006)

"Well, here I am!" he said. 85 McGovern also found that, among the Paiwan (one of the main aboriginal peoples of Taiwan), the killing of strangers was considered an act of self-defense unless those strangers had fair hair and blue eyes — this, too, she interprets as evidence that the Dutch were revered. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Stories have circulated about fraud and exploitation of artists for almost as long as there was a buck to be made in aboriginal art. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Romero took an active role, intervening militarily and judicially in aboriginal life. ❋ Unknown (2006)

But the hunting-license system left large parts of the Sino-aboriginal trading economy outside company control, as smugglers vied with the company for influence in aboriginal villages. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The company was still technically at peace with all of the villages, so the governor ordered his troops not to attack the pirates if they sought refuge in aboriginal villages. 4 He soon learned, however, that "the inhabitants of the village of Mattau, which can be reached via the river of Wankan, are harboring [the] pirate junks along with 170 Chinese pirates, whom they have lodged in their houses." ❋ Unknown (2006)

We would expect the Spanish to mention Chinese in aboriginal villages if they were there, since missionaries in the Philippines nearly always pointed out the presence of Chinese in native villages. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Of the four main aboriginal villages in the lands around the Bay of Tayouan, the company's closest ally was Sinkan, which was the smallest, having a population of around 1,000. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The existence of this extensive aboriginal trading system perhaps also explains the second unusual feature of northern Taiwanese aboriginal society: Esquivel and the other missionaries make little mention of Chinese merchants living in aboriginal villages, whereas Dutch sources mention many Chinese living in villages near Tayouan. ❋ Unknown (2006)

I hope that, since it was either nearing the end of the 60s or the start of the 70s that social workers had figured out that aboriginals do better in aboriginal families, ideally those that are relatively "well-adjusted" (whatever in hell that means). ❋ Candace (2005)

The second is described as aboriginal appearance, 178cm tall, stocky build and wearing a dark top, a balaclava, jeans, sneakers and gloves. ❋ Unknown (2011)

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