Aboriginenoun [ C ]uk /ˌæb.əˈrɪdʒ.ən.i/ us /ˌæb.əˈrɪdʒ.ən.i/
Examples from literature
- Aborigines also see a big picture of a black emu in the night sky.
- An Aborigine story says that when the world was young, somebody sent an emu egg into the sky and made the sun.
- Australian Aborigines crossed the sea from Asia as early as 50,000 years ago.
- But even today, when people think of Australia, they often think of Aborigines.
- In 1933 there were only 74,000 Aborigines left, maybe a quarter of the number there were in 1788.
- Other Aborigines died from the diseases that the new people brought with them.
- Some people say the Aborigine word koala means “does not drink,” but this is wrong.
- The Aborigines of Australia traditionally believed in the Rainbow Serpent, a magical snake that lived under the ground and controlled oil and water.
- The Aborigines thought that long ago Australia was a huge, flat country.
- The Aborigines, the first people of Australia, tell stories about it.
- The first Australians, the Aborigines, arrived thousands of years ago, maybe 50,000 years ago.
- You can go on a tour with a guide to learn why Uluru is so important to the Aborigines.
- As between the Aborigines themselves, the court has never interfered, for obvious reasons.
- In the preceding chapters I have given a general outline of the character, manners, and customs of the Aborigines of Australia, and of the effects produced upon them by a contact with civilization.
- It so happened on this day that the water was rough, and consequently unfavourable to the Aborigines.
- The circular form and the domed roof of the temple were survivals of the prehistoric huts of the Aborigines, which were invariably round, as the traces of their foundations show.
- The dwellings of the Aborigines are simple, of a very temporary character, and requiring but little skill or labour to construct them.