(noun, adjective)


1. characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

- the aboriginal peoples of Australia

Similar word(s): native

2. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

- aboriginal forests

Similar word(s): early, primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial


1. an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

- the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

Similar word(s): aborigine, indigen, indigene, native

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul