Aborigine

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'Aborigine', 'aborigine': /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪni/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌæbəˈrɪdʒəni/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'Aborigine', 'aborigine': (ab′ə rijə nē)



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Aborigine /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnɪ/ n
  1. Also called: Aboriginal a member of the indigenous people who were living in Australia when European settlers arrived
  2. any of the languages of this people
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ab•o•rig•i•ne /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒəni/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Anthropologyone of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region, esp. of Australia.
See -ori-.
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ab o•rig•i•ne  (äb ō rigi ne′; Eng. ab ô rijə nē′, -ō rij-),USA pronunciation 
  • Foreign Terms[Latin.]from the very beginning;
    from the source or origin.

  • ab•o•rig•i•ne  (ab′ə rijə nē),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. Anthropologyone of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.
    2. Language Varieties, Language Varieties(cap.) Also,  Aboriginal. Also called  Australian Aborigine. a member of the dark-skinned people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia.
    3. aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region.
    • Latin Aborīginēs a race of pre-Roman inhabitants of Italy, probably alteration of an earlier ethnonym by association with ab origine
    • by back formation from aborigines 1540–50

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    aborigine /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnɪ/ n
    1. an original inhabitant of a country or region who has been there from the earliest known times
    Etymology: 16th Century: back formation from aborigines, from Latin: inhabitants of Latium in pre-Roman times, probably representing some tribal name but associated in folk etymology with ab origine from the beginning
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