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aboriginal

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BrE BrE//ˌæbəˈrɪdʒənl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbəˈrɪdʒənl//
 
 
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(also Aboriginal) a member of a race of people who were the original people living in a country, especially Australia see also Koori Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin aborigines ‘original inhabitants’ (in classical times referring to those of Italy and Greece, from the Latin phrase ab origine ‘from the beginning’) + -al.
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