HyperDic: aboriginal

English > 3 senses of the word aboriginal:
ADJECTIVEallaboriginal, nativecharacteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
allaboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordialhaving existed from the beginning
NOUNperson aboriginal, native, indigen, indigene, aboriginean indigenous person who was born in a particular place
aboriginal > pronunciation
Soundsae.berih'jhahnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > aboriginal: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning.
Example "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
Synonymnative
Oppositenonnativenot being or composed of aborigines
Spanishaborigen, indígena, nativo
Catalanaborigen, nadiu
Nounsaborigine, aboriginalan indigenous person who was born in a particular place
English > aboriginal: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage / stage / stage or state.
Example"aboriginal forests"
Synonymsprimal, primeval, primaeval, primordial
BroaderearlyAt or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
Spanishoriginario, primitivo, primordial
Catalanoriginari, primitiu
English > aboriginal: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn indigenous person who was born in a particular place.
Example "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
Synonymsnative, indigen, indigene, aborigine
NarrowerFilipinoA native or inhabitant of the Philippines
Levantine(formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
MauritianA native or inhabitant of Mauritius
RussianA native or inhabitant of Russia
SeychelloisA native or inhabitant of Seychelles
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishaborigen, indígena, nativa, nativo
Catalanaborigen, aborígen, indígena
Adjectivesaboriginalcharacteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

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