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indige, aborigine, native -- all refer to original inhabitants of a region (or those first present there). [But all such terms also apply to anyone born locally. Taken in its pre-1980 (or so) meaning, a native American is anyone born in America.] However, you are likely to find someone who will be offended, whatever term you choose. If you do not want to ...


Try aboriginal (as in the title of your question): ADJECTIVE 1 (Of human races, animals, and plants) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous. MORE EXAMPLE SENTENCES Around the world, 70 percent of uranium deposits are located on aboriginal land. As a ...

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