aboriginality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aboriginal +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æb.əˌɹɪd͡ʒ.əˈnæl.ə.ti/, /æb.əˌɹɪd͡ʒ.ɪˈnæl.ə.ti/
  • Hyphenation: ab‧o‧rig‧i‧nal‧i‧ty

Noun[edit]

aboriginality (countable and uncountable, plural aboriginalities)

  1. The quality of being aboriginal. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
  2. The distinctive culture of aboriginal peoples
  3. The spiritual bonds between the aboriginal people and their place of heritage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “aboriginality” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.