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aboriginal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nationality & race
aboriginalab‧o‧rig‧i‧nal1 /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 (also Aboriginal)SAN relating to the Australian aborigines2 formal relating to the people or animals that have existed in a place or country from the earliest times syn indigenous
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aboriginalHe felt that this would be a sensible preliminary to trying to negotiate with the aboriginal community.As far as we could determine, there is only one aboriginal culture left that does any dyeing at all with soil.There are indeed cases of leaders of aboriginal groups offering to pay yasak.Mice, deer and all these islands' aboriginal inhabitants are left far behind.In some of these, for instance California and Wyoming, the material was apparently ignored by the aboriginal inhabitants.This is aimed at protecting the aboriginal sites on the Franklin.The doctrine of the origin of domestic races from several aboriginal stocks was once carried to absurd extremes.
Related topics: Nationality & race
aboriginalaboriginal2, Aboriginal noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SANan aborigine
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