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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-uh-rij-uh-nee]
    • /ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə ni/
    • /ˌæb.əˈrɪdʒ.ən.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-uh-rij-uh-nee]
    • /ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə ni/

Definitions of aborigine word

  • countable noun aborigine Aborigines are members of the tribes that were living in Australia when Europeans arrived there. 3
  • noun aborigine an original inhabitant of a country or region who has been there from the earliest known times 3
  • noun aborigine a member of the indigenous people who were living in Australia when European settlers arrived 3
  • noun aborigine any of the languages of this people 3
  • noun aborigine any of the first or earliest known inhabitants of a certain region; native 3
  • noun aborigine a member of the aboriginal people of Australia 3

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Origin of aborigine

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; by back formation from aborigines < Latin Aborīginēs the pre-Roman inhabitants of Italy, probably alteration of an earlier ethnonym by association with ab origine

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Parts of speech for Aborigine


aborigine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for aborigine

noun aborigine

  • primitive — being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, especially in an early age of the world: primitive forms of life.
  • aboriginal — An Aboriginal is an Australian Aborigine.
  • native — being the place or environment in which a person was born or a thing came into being: one's native land.
  • autochthon — one of the earliest known inhabitants of any country; aboriginal
  • bushman — A Bushman is an aboriginal person from the southwestern part of Africa, especially the Kalahari desert region.

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