/æbəˈrɪdʒəni/ (say abuh'rijuhnee)

1. a member of a tribal people, the earliest known inhabitants of Australia.
2. a descendant of this people, sometimes of mixed descent.
{from aborigine}
Usage: The nouns Aborigine(s) and Aboriginal(s) are considered by some to carry negative, even derogatory, connotations. The use of Aboriginal as an adjective, forming noun phrases such as Aboriginal people, Aboriginal woman, Aboriginal Australian, etc., is preferred by many. The adjective Indigenous can be used to encompass both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Indigenous Australians from particular regions of Australia are also referred to by names from local languages. See Anangu, Koori, Murri, Nunga, Nyungar, Yamatji and Yolngu.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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