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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Aboriginal


ABORIG'INAL, adjective [Latin ab and origo, origin. See Origin.]

First; original; primitive; aboriginal people are the first inhabitants of a country.

Aboriginal tribes of America.

ABORIG'INAL, adjective an original, or primitive inhabitant. The first settlers in a country are called aboriginals; as the Celts in Europe, and Indians in America.