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 .
(Australia) A traditional Aboriginal dwelling made of bark and sticks.
* 1861 , , The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition: An Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia from Coopers Creek to Carpentaria ,
* 1938 , ,
- The following day we reached the main creek ; and knowing where there was a fine water-hole and native gunyahs , we went there, intending to save what was left of our flour and dried meat, for the purpose of making another attempt to reach Mount Hopeless.
* 1994 , Rita Huggins, Jackie Huggins, Auntie Rita ,
- Still standing as he was, some seconds later he chuckled again to see her pass like a flash from the jungle to the gunyah'. But in spite of chuckling he was afraid to advance; indeed he even avoided staring at the ' gunyah ; and though the desire to play the faun to this nymph was in his heart, thought of flight was uppermost in his mind.
- We lived in humpies, or gunyahs', that the men built from tree branches, bark and leaves. Gum resin held them together. We would sleep inside the ' gunyahs , us children arguing for the warm place closest to Mama, a place usually kept for the youngest children.
* mia mia