Noun Aborigine Definition and Examples







A person, animal, or plant that has been in a country or region from earliest times.
  1. 'Evidence for this impact consisted of legends from American aborigines and the Carolina Bays - assumed to be impact craters from the comet.'
  2. 'It is one of the Basque Country's major cities, a loose federation of fiercely independent regions, home to a proud, ancient people often referred to as the aborigines of Europe.'
  3. 'He flatly denied that there was such a group of people on Taiwan and instead tried to convince the audience that the term ‘native Taiwanese’ should be used to refer to the aborigines.'
  4. 'Senator Aidan Ridgeway is the only aborigine in the national parliament.'
  5. 'What's really been great is just the sheer pride aborigines get from watching the film.'
  6. 'We were strangers to this sort of classification - animists - aborigines, etc, but we have learnt it from the English rulers.'
  7. 'The local aborigines had refused to join the expedition declaring the mountains to be the domain of the gods and preferring prison and death to a journey beyond the ‘mists’.'
  8. 'Unlike Australia, Mahathir said Malaysia ‘had a very good history of treating our aborigines, for example.’'
  9. 'Nobody lived any more like aborigines in ‘geographical communities’: the community of the 21st century was one-touch, broadband and ‘virtual’.'
  10. 'Although the aboriginal people are highly environmentally conscious and don't kill to harm the natural eco-system, the aborigines do hunt bears sometimes, attracted by the high profits, according to Huang.'
  11. 'It also had a number of Afghans and Aborigines living in and around the town.'
  12. 'Lee said that as an Aborigine, he could sympathize with the Hakka people's status as a minority group.'
  13. 'The art of making these rafts was practised by most Aborigines in Australia from the rivers to the coasts.'
  14. 'There he became active in the One People of Australia League and, reportedly, was the first Aborigine to join the Liberal Party.'
  15. 'Since then he has made documentaries on the Vietnam War, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, Castro's Cuba and films about Australian aborigines and local environmental issues.'
  16. 'In Australia, Aborigines have already had several sets of remains reburied.'
  17. 'The struggle over Australian history hinges on the treatment of Aborigines.'
  18. 'That the first marriage in South Australia between an Aborigine, Kudnarto, and a European, Tom Adams, was solemnised on 27 January 1848.'
  19. 'Australia's Aborigines also understand what it means to be vilified and dehumanised.'
  20. 'Kanyaka also became a distributing centre for food, blankets and rations for Aborigines in the area.'
  21. 'At this level I think the Australian Aborigines are correct with their concept of the Dreaming.'
  22. 'How would it have first appeared to early European visitors and what might the Aborigines have had to say about it?'
  23. 'It's in the middle of the Anmatjere region which covers an area of approximately 4.000 kilometres and has a population of around 1,400 of which nearly 80% are aborigines.'


1. one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.

2. (initial capital letter). Also, Aboriginal. Also called Australian Aborigine. a member of the people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia.

3. aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region.


"There can be aborigine settlements."
"There can be aborigine groups."
"There can be aborigine villages."
"There can be aborigine talks."
"There can be aborigine files."
"There can be aborigine societies."
"There can be aborigine postmans."
"There can be aborigine people."
"There can be aborigine matches."
"There can be aborigine languages."
"There can be aborigine hunters."
"There can be aborigine homes."
"There can be aborigine dances."
"There can be aborigine concerns."
"There can be aborigine compensations."
"There can be aborigine campaigners."
"There can be aborigine accesses."
"aborigines can be in places."
"aborigines can be on dates."
"aborigines can be in people/places/organizations."
"aborigines can visit people at parliamentarians."
"aborigines can settle claims to sites."
"aborigines can settle claims in returns."
"aborigines can settle claims in places."
"aborigines can settle claims in aids."
"aborigines can settle claims for totals."
"aborigines can settle claims for titles."
"aborigines can receive treatments at expenses."
"aborigines can support places on rights."
"aborigines can see people to harmonies."
"aborigines can see people as obstacles."
"aborigines can say lands at hearts."
"aborigines can say lands at cores."
"aborigines can receive treatments from governments."
"aborigines can claim things over ownerships."
"aborigines can claim places as dice."
"aborigines can burn flags in protests."
"aborigines can ask places for heads."
"aborigines can accompany people of years."
"aborigines can visit people in/at/on springs."

Mid 19th century: back-formation from the 16th-century plural aborigines ‘original inhabitants’ (in classical times referring to those of Italy and Greece), from the Latin phrase ab origine ‘from the beginning’.

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