First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
* 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
- Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
(Aboriginal) [ ]
* (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval
An animal or plant native to a region.
* Charles Darwin
- It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
* Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence.
* In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people.
* See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .
(en proper noun
A region of coastal New South Wales, Australia.
The Aboriginal people once associated with that region.
* 1995 , Tony Swain, Garry Trompf, The Religions of Oceania ,
(linguistics) The extinct language of those people.
* 1898 , , Initiation in Australian Tribes,'' in ''Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Vol. 37,
- Another incident, this time from the country of the Darkinung people (near Newcastle, New South Wales) illustrates our point.
* 1903 , , Languages of the Kamilaroi and other Aboriginal tribes of New South Wales,'' in ''The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 33,
- No. 4 represents the country occupied by the tribes speaking the Darkinung , Wannerawa, Warrimee, Wannungine, Dharrook and some other dialects.
* 1996 , Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas ,
- The Darkiñung speaking people adjoined the Kamilaroi on the south-east and occupied a considerable range of country in the counties of Hunter, Northumberland and Cook, extending from Wilberforce and Wiseman’s Ferry on the Hawkesbury river, to Jerry’s Plains and Singleton on the Hunter, and including the basins of the Colo and Macdonald rivers, Wollombi Brook and other streams.
* 1999 , The Archaeology of Rock Art ,
- Aboriginal languages spoken in the settled areas of the Cumberland Plain, which lies to the east of the Blue Mountains in the immediate vicinity of Syndey, included speakers of Dharuk, Iyora, Guringgai, Dharawal, Gundungura, Darkinyung and Awabakal.
* 2002 , , Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development ,
- Four languages are recognised as being spoken across the study area at contact: Darginyung , Guringai, Dharuk and Dharawal.
- Old materials on O1, Dharuk, give 1du as ?ala'' or ''?alu'' and there is no explanation for the final vowel (note, though, that ''?ali is found in the closely related language O2, Darkinjung ).