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Definition 1: an indigenous person who was born in a particular place - [noun denoting person]

Samples where aboriginal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
  • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

Synonyms for aboriginal in the sense of this definition

(aboriginal is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of aboriginal ) (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant

(... is a kind of aboriginal ) a native or inhabitant of Mauritius

(... is a kind of aboriginal ) a native or inhabitant of the Philippines

(... is a kind of aboriginal ) a native or inhabitant of Russia

(... is a kind of aboriginal ) a native or inhabitant of Seychelles

Definition 2: characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where aboriginal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • native Americans
  • the aboriginal peoples of Australia

Synonyms for aboriginal in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where aboriginal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aboriginal forests
  • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
  • the forest primeval
  • primordial matter
  • primordial forms of life

Synonyms for aboriginal in the sense of this definition

(aboriginal is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

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