Definition of aboriginal


  • of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; "an Aboriginal rite". Synonyms: Aboriginal.
  • characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans", "the aboriginal peoples of Australia". Synonyms: native. Antonyms: nonnative.
  • having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests", "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth", "the forest primeval", "primordial matter", "primordial forms of life". Synonyms: primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial.


  • a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived. Synonyms: Abo, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Australian Aborigine, native Australian.
  • an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast", "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students". Synonyms: aborigine, indigen, indigene, native.

Rhymes with aboriginal


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aboriginals, aboriginally.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • aboriginal is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • aboriginal is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • aboriginal is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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