Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being aboriginal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being aboriginal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The distinctive culture of aboriginal peoples
  • noun The spiritual bonds between the aboriginal people and their place of heritage.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

aboriginal +‎ -ity

Examples

  • When he leaves the minister’s home to find work, his aboriginality is a problem for white employers, who either won’t hire him or if they do, it’s for back-breaking physical work, such as fence-building on vast properties.

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  • When he leaves the minister’s home to find work, his aboriginality is a problem for white employers, who either won’t hire him or if they do, it’s for back-breaking physical work, such as fence-building on vast properties.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Subheadings in the new chapter include (if I may be allowed a list myself) ‘Demography, politics, technology’; ‘Changing perceptions’; ‘Continuities’; ‘Rethinking society’; ‘Literature and aboriginality’; ‘From laughter to violence’; ‘Recuperative paradigms of identity’; ‘Ethnicity and sexuality’; ‘Living in print and performance’; ‘Reconstructing history’; and ‘The play of storytelling.’

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  • Subheadings in the new chapter include (if I may be allowed a list myself) ‘Demography, politics, technology’; ‘Changing perceptions’; ‘Continuities’; ‘Rethinking society’; ‘Literature and aboriginality’; ‘From laughter to violence’; ‘Recuperative paradigms of identity’; ‘Ethnicity and sexuality’; ‘Living in print and performance’; ‘Reconstructing history’; and ‘The play of storytelling.’

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  • His to-be-completed dissertation is on the inhesion of religion, aboriginality and local politics among the Tayal 泰雅people.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • His to-be-completed dissertation is on the inhesion of religion, aboriginality and local politics among the Tayal 泰雅people.

    Next Meet Up June 13

  • He did show, however, an inordinate interest in our relative aboriginality.

    Dream State

  • But for me the spirit of the place – the aboriginality – was overwhelming on a daily basis.

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  • In this quintessential Zen expression are wedded together the meontological and psychological senses of wu/mu: a metaphysical assertion of the aboriginality of a non-dualistic Nothingness, and an expression of the non-ego's radical freedom from attachment and freedom for spontaneous creativity and compassion.

    The Kyoto School

  • It was naturally difficult for the East to concede a serious value to one who approached his subject with such militant aboriginality, and occasionally wrote “those kind.”

    Mark Twain: A Biography

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