aboriginal - definitions and synonyms

aboriginal noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

    Example Sentenses:

    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast


    aborigine / indigen / indigene / native

aboriginal adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

    Example Sentenses:

    • the aboriginal peoples of Australia

    • native Americans


  2. English Meaning: 

    : having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    Example Sentenses:

    • aboriginal forests

    • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth

    • the forest primeval

    • primordial matter

    • primordial forms of life