aborigine (n.) 1858, mistaken singular of aborigines (1540s; the correct singular is aboriginal), from L. Aborigines "the first ancestors of the Romans; the first inhabitants" (especially of Latium), possibly a tribal name, or from ab origine, lit. "from the beginning." Extended 1789 to natives of other countries which Europeans have colonized. Australian slang shortening Abo attested from 1922.

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  • Aborigine — Flagge der Aborigines Die Aborigines (englisch [ˌæbəˈɹɪdʒɪniːz], „Ureinwohner“) sind die Ureinwohner Australiens. Sie besiedelten vor etwa 40.000 bis 50.000 Jahren den Kontinent. Aborigines sind kein einheitliches Volk, sondern bestehen aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aborigine — 1Ab|ori|gi|ne [ɛbə ridʒini:] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. aborigine, dies zu lat. aborigines, vgl. ↑Aborigine> Ureinwohner, bes. von Australien. Aborigine 2 2Ab|ori|gi|ne die; , s: weibliche Form zu 1↑Aborigine …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Aborigine — australischer Ureinwohner * * * 1Ab|o|ri|gi|ne [ap|o ri:gine , engl.: æbə rɪʤɪni: ], der; s, s [engl. aborigine < lat. Aborigines (Pl.) = Name der Ureinwohner von Latium, zu: ab origine = vom Ursprung an]: Ureinwohner [Australiens].… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Aborigine — UK [ˌæbəˈrɪdʒənɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms Aborigine : singular Aborigine plural Aborigines an Australian Aboriginal …   English dictionary

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