aborigine aborigine  /ˌæ bə ˈrɪ dʒə ni/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
  2. (n) a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

Usage(s):

  1. No word of his presence has filtered down from the aborigine villages of the highlands.
  2. The house is the family home of Evonne Goolagong, 19, a shy, attractive aborigine; the trophies are for tennis, and there are unquestionably more to come.
  3. All the time I was there, I never saw a fat aborigine.

News

  • History Lesson

    Looking to create local jobs for aborigines, a pastor builds a cultural attraction, teaching Taiwan all about the island's first inhabitants.
    on October 29, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "For years, Australia's government refused to apologise to Aborigine for past wrongs done to them - most notably, the systematic removal of children from their parents," wrote Blanchett, who was chosen by Mr Rudd for a lead role in last month's...
    on Dec 18, 2005 By: Cate Blanchett Source: Ninemsn

  2. "This is ours, long before Angel arrived there," Chávez said on his weekly television show, in front of a painted mural of the falls and surrounding wilderness. "This is indigenous property, ours, aborigine."
    on Dec 21, 2009 By: Hugo Chávez Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Yes I am Australian first and am proud of my Aborigine background, but I live in America for quite some time," said Peden, who claimed his IBF crown with an eighth-round TKO of Nate Campbell in February. "I feel like I'm fighting for America...
    on Sep 16, 2005 By: Robbie Peden Source: SI.com

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