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- A native inhabitant of a country; a member of the original people. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
- (in the plural) The native flora and fauna of an area. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
- Usually capitalized in Australian contexts, Aborigine. Today considered offensive; more appropriate terms would be "Aboriginal person" or "indigenous Australian".
- Fowler's 3rd edition considers this singular to be "etymologically indefensible" notwithstanding its having become the established form in Australia since 1829. This is in reference to its derivation from aborigines, which was not actually formed as aborigine + -s but is the historically original word.
- →? Norwegian Bokmål: aborigin
aboriginal inhabitant of a country
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “aborigine”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 6.
Declension of aborigine (irregular)