Definitions

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  • proper n. An individual aboriginal Australian.

Etymologies

Back-formation from Aborigines. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Usage Many Aborigines understandably dislike the use of 'Aborigine' or 'Aboriginal' since these terms have been foisted on them and can carry pejorative overtones: they prefer to use the word for 'person' from a local language.

    languagehat.com: ABORIGINES.

  • Many Aborigines understandably dislike the use of 'Aborigine' or 'Aboriginal' since these terms have been foisted on them and can carry pejorative overtones: they prefer to use the word for 'person' from a local language.

    languagehat.com: ABORIGINES.

  • In Australia "Aborigine" is commonly abbreviated to "Abo" and that is held by some to be offensive too

    Eye on Britain

  • In Budapest, Mr. Shields—who believes he is the world's only Aborigine pole dancer—wore feathers in his vest and hair and performed to modern aboriginal music, an attempt to "fuse" the aboriginal bird dance with pole dancing in a "very spiritual dance."

    Despite Its Bad Reputation, Pole Dancing Appeals to Men in a New Way

  • Dr. Willerslev found the DNA he needed in a 100-year-old hair sample from an Aborigine who lived in a relatively remote area of southwest Australia.

    Clues to Man's First Migration

  • Dr. Willerslev and his colleagues needed DNA from an Australian Aborigine who wouldn't have carried genes from European settlers.

    Clues to Man's First Migration

  • Russian skaters 'Aborigine routine causes upset in Australia: Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, tipped for Olympic gold in Vancouver, wear brown costumes with Aboriginal motifs

    the week is almost over.

  • Doug was given the nick name “Abo” (in those days a slang term used for an Aborigine).

    Doug Nix

  • So someone who believes that West African sprinters, East African runners, Polynesian fishermen or Aborigine hunters have natural genetic advantages at those occupations is a racist?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

  • Polynesian fishermen or Aborigine hunters: children are taught these skills as a top priority from infancy on, so it is less a matter of inherent racial ability than it is strenuous and constant teaching, plus massive amounts of repetition.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

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