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See also Aborigine

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Back-formation from the plural aborigines.

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Singular
Aborigine

Plural
Aborigines

Aborigine (plural Aborigines)
  1. An aboriginal inhabitant of a country.

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  • Should be capitalized in Australian contexts.
  • Fowler's 3rd edition considers this singular to be "etymologically indefensible" notwithstanding its having become the established form in Australia since 1829. This is in reference to its inflection from 'Aborigines', not actually originally an S-addition pluralization (see Aborigine/Aborigines/Aboriginal entries in Oxford Dictionary).

am:aborigine ar:aborigine et:aborigine fa:aborigine fr:aborigine io:aborigine it:aborigine hu:aborigine my:aborigine pt:aborigine fi:aborigine th:aborigine tr:aborigine uk:aborigine

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