Synonyms for aborigine

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Just after the capture, an aborigine told his tribe that his death was at hand.

His dark, tawny skin, his blanket and features indicated that he was an aborigine.

Now the little Bhil is an aborigine, which is humiliating to think of.

This put him in the position, he told himself, of an Australian aborigine.

However, he thought grimly, there was this Australian aborigine.

Sal was not so black as the aborigine, and had been brought up on a mission station.

She is an aborigine, sprung from the soil, yet close to the soil, and impossible to lift from the soil.

He had scratched an aborigine, and to his surprise was finding indications of a man.

It was the way he said the words, like a white trader offering his aborigine captors glass beads to set him free.

Their homes will, as a rule, for sheer uncleanliness, bear comparison with the dwelling of an Australian aborigine.

WORD ORIGIN

1858, mistaken singular of aborigines (1540s; the correct singular is aboriginal), from Latin Aborigines "the first ancestors of the Romans; the first inhabitants" (especially of Latium), possibly a tribal name, or from ab origine, literally "from the beginning." Extended 1789 to natives of other countries which Europeans have colonized. Australian slang shortening Abo attested from 1922.

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