Definition of aborigine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    aborigine

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌæbəˈrɪdʒəni//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbəˈrɪdʒəni//
     
     
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  1. 1a member of a race of people who were the original people living in a country
  2. 2Aborigine a member of the race of people who were the original people of Australia see also Koori
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: back-formation from the 16th-cent. plural aborigines ‘original inhabitants’ (in classical times referring to those of Italy and Greece), from the Latin phrase ab origine ‘from the beginning’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aborigine