• (adj): Having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state.
    Example: "Aboriginal forests"
    Synonyms: primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on aboriginal:

Palawah - History - After European Settlement - Anthropological Interest
... Scientists were interested in studying Aboriginal Tasmanians from a physical anthropology perspective, hoping to gain insights into the field of paleoanthropology ... For these reasons, they were interested in individual Aboriginal body parts and whole skeletons ... Tasmanian Aboriginal skulls were particularly sought internationally for studies into craniofacial anthropometry ...
Palawah - History - Early European Contact
... to discover Tasmania (in 1642) and who named it Van Diemen’s Land, did not encounter any of the Aboriginal Tasmanians when he landed ... At first, contact with the Aboriginal people was friendly however the Aboriginal Tasmanians became alarmed when another boat was dispatched towards the shore ... and stones were thrown and the French responded with musket fire, killing at least one Aboriginal person and wounding several others ...
Botany Bay - History - Aboriginal
... from the shores of Botany Bay has yielded evidence of Aboriginal settlement dating back 5,000 years ... The Aboriginal people of Sydney were known as the Eora with sub-groups derived from the languages they spoke ...
David Nash (linguist)
... David Nash is a prominent Australian field linguist, specialising in the Aboriginal languages of Australia ... He works as a consultant for various Aboriginal organisations ... also a Visiting Fellow of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies ...
Beneath Clouds
... Lena has an absent Irish father she longs to see and an Aboriginal mother she finds disgusting ... Blonde and light-skinned, Lena remains in denial about her Aboriginal heritage Vaughn is an angry young man with a grudge against all whites ... (Ivan Sen's) own experiences growing up in Inverell, NSW with an Aboriginal mother and a European father who was not around ...

More definitions of "aboriginal":

  • (adj): Being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning.
    Example: "The aboriginal peoples of Australia"
    Synonyms: native

Famous quotes containing the word aboriginal:

    John Eliot came to preach to the Podunks in 1657, translated the Bible into their language, but made little progress in aboriginal soul-saving. The Indians answered his pleas with: ‘No, you have taken away our lands, and now you wish to make us a race of slaves.’
    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program. Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People (The WPA Guide to Connecticut)