Synonyms for aborigine

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-uh-rij-uh-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə ni

Définition of aborigine

Origin :
  • 1858, mistaken singular of aborigines (1540s; the correct singular is aboriginal), from Latin Aborigines "the first ancestors of the Romans; the first inhabitants" (especially of Latium), possibly a tribal name, or from ab origine, literally "from the beginning." Extended 1789 to natives of other countries which Europeans have colonized. Australian slang shortening Abo attested from 1922.
  • noun first inhabitant
Example sentences :
  • Just after the capture, an aborigine told his tribe that his death was at hand.
  • Extract from : « The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) » by John West
  • His dark, tawny skin, his blanket and features indicated that he was an aborigine.
  • Extract from : « The Witch of Salem » by John R. Musick
  • Now the little Bhil is an aborigine, which is humiliating to think of.
  • Extract from : « From Sea to Sea » by Rudyard Kipling
  • This put him in the position, he told himself, of an Australian aborigine.
  • Extract from : « Occasion for Disaster » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • However, he thought grimly, there was this Australian aborigine.
  • Extract from : « Occasion for Disaster » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Sal was not so black as the aborigine, and had been brought up on a mission station.
  • Extract from : « Settling Day » by Nat Gould
  • She is an aborigine, sprung from the soil, yet close to the soil, and impossible to lift from the soil.
  • Extract from : « The God of His Fathers » by Jack London
  • He had scratched an aborigine, and to his surprise was finding indications of a man.
  • Extract from : « Where the Trail Divides » by Will Lillibridge
  • It was the way he said the words, like a white trader offering his aborigine captors glass beads to set him free.
  • Extract from : « Felony » by James Causey
  • Their homes will, as a rule, for sheer uncleanliness, bear comparison with the dwelling of an Australian aborigine.
  • Extract from : « 'I Believe' and other essays » by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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