|1.||[ adjective ] having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state|
|Synonyms:||primeval primordial primaeval primal|
"aboriginal forests" "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth" "the forest primeval" "primordial matter" "primordial forms of life"
|2.||[ adjective ] being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning|
"native Americans" "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
|3.||[ noun ] a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived|
|Synonyms:||Abo Australian_Aborigine native_Australian Aborigine|
|Related terms:||Australian ethnic_group|