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Aborigine   /ˌæbərˈɪdʒəni/   Listen

An indigenous person who was born in a particular place.  Synonyms: aboriginal, indigen, indigene, native.  "The Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived.  Synonyms: Abo, Aboriginal, Australian Aborigine, native Australian.

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"Aborigine" Quotes from Famous Books

... which he had accomplished it. Among other commissions, I had requested him to bring me another man to accompany the expedition in the place of the one (R. M'Robert) who had driven the dray to Port Lincoln, and with whom I was going to part; as also to bring for me a native, named Wylie, an aborigine, from King George's Sound, whom I had taken with me to Adelaide on my return in May last, but who had been too ill to accompany me at the time the expedition started; the latter he had not been able to accomplish, as the boy was in the country when he reached Adelaide, and there was ...
— Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central • Edward John Eyre

... regular aborigine," declared Bridge; but his heart would have chosen another reply. It would have been glad to tell the girl that there was a very real and a very growing inducement to remain at El Orobo Rancho. The man ...
— The Mucker • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... power is in the hands of the English, of course, who are too quick-witted for the phlegmatic "Boer," the term they apply to the Hollander. After the French and Germans, a small proportion, and the few Malays now left, comes the Hottentot—the Aborigine. With them are enumerated the other colored races, as having the mark of degradation stamped by the Almighty upon the first-born of mankind. The "emancipated slaves," having, with a few exceptions, originally sprung ...
— Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas • W. Hastings Macaulay

... nest as much as a bushel of eggs is frequently deposited. As these are of excellent flavour, they are quite as much esteemed by the white man as by the aborigine. The tallegalla has a habit of scratching large holes in the ground while dusting itself, says Mr Wood, after the manner of gallinaceous birds; and these holes often serve to guide the egg-hunter towards ...
— The Castaways • Captain Mayne Reid

Words linked to "Aborigine" :   Seychellois, mortal, Abo, somebody, Australian Aborigine, someone, ethnic group, individual, Mauritian, Filipino, ethnos, Levantine, Aussie, soul, person, Russian, Australian

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