Part of speech: adjective

Native to the soil; indigenous; primitive.

Part of speech: noun

An original inhabitant.

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Usage examples "aboriginal":

  1. The aboriginal bareback rider must have been a beauty. - "The Underdog", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. Spangled Hamburghs, however, offer a partial exception, for the two sexes, though not quite alike, resemble each other more closely than do the sexes of the aboriginal parent- species, yet they acquire their characteristic plumage late in life, for the chickens are distinctly pencilled. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.
  3. The aboriginal tribes were friendly. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.