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Meaning of ABORIGINES

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab`o*rig"i*nes\ (-r[i^]j"[i^]*n[=e]z), n. pl. [L.
Aborigines; ab + origo, especially the first inhabitants of
Latium, those who originally (ab origine) inhabited Latium or
Italy. See {Origin}.]
1. The earliest known inhabitants of a country; native races.

2. The original fauna and flora of a geographical area

 

 

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