aboriginally







aboriginally


adjective

  1. of, relating to, or typical of aborigines: aboriginal customs.
  2. original or earliest known; native; indigenous: the aboriginal people of Tahiti.

noun

  1. aborigine(def 1).
  2. (initial capital letter) aborigine(def 2).

adjective

  1. existing in a place from the earliest known period; indigenous; autochthonous

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the indigenous peoples of Australia

noun

  1. another word for an Australian Aborigine
adj.

1660s, “first, earliest,” especially in reference to inhabitants of lands colonized by Europeans, from aborigines (see aborigine) + -al (1); specific Australian sense is from 1820. The noun is attested from 1767. Related: Aboriginally.

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