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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 aborigines word

  • noun aborigines one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region. 1
  • noun aborigines (initial capital letter). Also, Aboriginal. Also called Australian Aborigine. a member of the people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia. 1
  • noun aborigines aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region. 1
  • noun aborigines Plural form of aborigine. 1
  • noun aborigines plural of aborigine. 0
  • noun aborigines The original people of a location, originally Greek and Roman. 0

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Origin of aborigines

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 Aborigines


aborigines 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 aborigines

noun aborigines

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