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Synonyms for aboriginalˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine(noun)

    a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

    native, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal, native Australian, indigen

    late, middle

  2. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal(adj)

    an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

    native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal, native Australian

    late, middle

  3. Aboriginal(adj)

    of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia

    native, primaeval, primordial, primal, primeval

    late, middle

  4. native, aboriginal(adj)

    characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

    native, primaeval, primordial, aboriginal, primal, primeval

    middle, late

  5. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial(adj)

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    fundamental, primordial, primeval, native, aboriginal, cardinal, central, primaeval, key, primal

    middle, late


  1. Aboriginal(adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines.

    autochthonous, original, indigenous, ancient, primordial, primeval, endemic, first, primitive, earliest, native

  2. Aboriginal(adjective)

    Metis, Inuit, Aborigine, Eskimo, Native, Native American, Indian, First Peoples, native, aborigine, First Nations

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aboriginal

    Aboriginal (Latin ab, from, origo, origin) signifies pertaining to the aborigines or earliest known inhabitants of a country in the widest sense, including not merely human beings but inferior animals and plants as well. Autochthonic (Greek autos, self, and chthōn, earth) signifies sprung from the earth, especially from the soil of one's native land. Primeval (Latin primum, first, and ævum, age), signifies strictly belonging to the first ages, earliest in time, but often only the earliest of which man knows or conceives, immemorial. Aboriginal, autochthonic, and primeval combine the meanings of ancient and original; aboriginal inhabitants, autochthonic races, primeval forests. Prime and primary may signify either first in time, or more frequently first in importance; primary has also the sense of elementary or preparatory; we speak of a prime minister, a primary school. Primal is chiefly poetic, in the sense of prime; as, the primal curse. Primordial is first in an order of succession or development; as, a primordial leaf. Primitive frequently signifies having the original characteristics of that which it represents, as well as standing first in time; as, the primitive church. Primitive also very frequently signifies having the original or early characteristics without remoteness in time. Primeval simplicity is the simplicity of the earliest ages; primitive simplicity may be found in retired villages now. Pristine is an elegant word, used almost exclusively in a good sense of that which is original and perhaps ancient; as, pristine purity, innocence, vigor. That which is both an original and natural product of a soil or country is said to be indigenous; that which is actually produced there is said to be native, though it may be of foreign extraction; humming-birds are indigenous to America; canaries may be native, but are not indigenous. Immemorial refers solely to time, independently of quality, denoting, in legal phrase, "that whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary;" as, an immemorial custom; an immemorial abuse. Compare OLD.

    Compare synonyms for NEW.

    ancient, autochthonic, immemorial, indigenous, native, old, original, patriarchal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, uncreated

    adventitious, exotic, foreign, fresh, late, modern, new, novel, recent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aboriginal(a.)

    primitive, primeval, primordial, pristine, primary, prime, original, first, native, indigenous, autochthonal

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