Synonyms for aboriginal


1. Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine, Australian, Aussie, ethnic group, ethnos
usage: a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
2. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
usage: an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"


1. Aboriginal
usage: of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; "an Aboriginal rite"
2. native (vs. nonnative), aboriginal
usage: characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
3. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial, early (vs. middle) (vs. late)
usage: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
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