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aboriginal
American English: /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒənl/
British English: /abəˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)l/

Translation of aboriginal in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (indigenous)
    (culture/custom)
    Example sentences
    • Around the world, 70 percent of uranium deposits are located on aboriginal land.
    • As a territory born out of the desire for an aboriginal land claims agreement, we are governed as a public government.
    • The site will be arranged to evoke the lands where the eleven aboriginal nations in Quebec live.
    Example sentences
    • Then, I realised the guests were not Indians, but rather Aboriginal Australians.
    • Alice Moyle was present at the births of the new discipline of ethnomusicology and the new field of Australian Aboriginal music.
    • A quiet, deep pathos surrounds the story of each Aboriginal language in its individual encounter with the modern world.
    1.2
    also: Aboriginal
    (in Australia)
    de los aborígenes australianos

noun

  • 1.1 (indigenous inhabitant) 1.2Aborigine
    Example sentences
    • Using the aboriginals ' own oral histories, the developer proved that the site had been designated sacred only within the past 10 years.
    • Use aboriginals (not natives) when an all-encompassing collective term is needed.
    • Women, youth, aboriginals [and] ethnic communities are all in there, but anglophones aren't mentioned anywhere.

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