Referring to the native peoples of any land, though popular usage usually refers to the native people of Australia.
The word is derived from the latin phrase "Ab Origene," literally meaning "from the origin."
A person of aboriginal descent is an aborigene, or an "abo" if you like.
Yank: My aussie friend here tells me this aboriginal instrument is made from the branch of a hollow tree!
Lecturer: The aboriginals of the Americas are often referred to as "Indians," because the first European explorers mistakenly believed they had arrived in the Indies.
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