Pronunciation: (äb ō-rig'i-ne"; Eng. ab ô-rij'u-nē", -ō-rij'-), [key]
Latin.from the very beginning; from the source or origin.
Pronunciation: (ab"u-rij'u-nē), [key]
1. one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.
2. (cap.) Also,Aboriginal.Also called Australian Aborigine. a member of the dark-skinned people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia.
3. aborigines,the original, native fauna or flora of a region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.