Meaning of aboriginal

ab•o•rig•i•nal

Pronunciation: (ab"u-rij'u-nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or typical of aborigines: aboriginal customs.
  2. original or earliest known; native; indigenous: the aboriginal people of Tahiti.
—n.
  1. aborigine (def. 1).
  2. (cap.) aborigine (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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