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aborigine (s) (noun), aborigines (pl)
1. Natives; any of the first or earliest known inhabitants of a region: The aborigines of the region lived in the desert.
2. A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native: Many Australian aborigines still live primitive lives away from cities.
3. The native flora (plants) and fauna (animals) of a geographic area: Many of the aborigine plants of the region have medicinal properties.
4. Etymology: ab-, "from" + origine, "beginning, original" coming from the Aborigines, an Italian tribe from Latium whom the Latins were said to be descended; hence, "original inhabitants of a country".
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aborigine (ab" uh RIJ uh nee) (s) (noun), aborigines (ab" uh RIJ uh neez) (pl)
1. The original inhabitants of a geographical area: A tribe in ancient Italy from whom the Romans were said to be descended is traditionally supposed to be based on the phrase ab origine, "from the beginning".

The Roman statesman and orator, Cicero, is believed to be the first person to use the term aborigine as it is known in its present sense.

2.Something that has existed in or is native to a geographical area over a long period of time: A special species of poppy is among the aborigines native to the desert area.
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Aborigines, Aborigine, Aboriginal
Origins of the word Aborigine.
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(generally a reference to indigenous people in general; being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region: aboriginal forests, aboriginal rocks; of or relating to Aborigines or people of Australia)