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"

Related terms: early
2. [ adjective ] being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning
Synonyms: native

"native Americans" "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

Related terms: nonnative
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
Similar spelling:   Aborigine