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Word: aboriginal

Definition: being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine


Sentences Containing 'aboriginal'

"Lenah" is the native Aboriginal word for kangaroo.
A former head of the New South Wales Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, and aboriginal herself, O'Shane was appointed a magistrate in 1986.
A giant golden 'Handprint'(inspired by aboriginal rock markings) appeared on the bridge during the display.
A great majority use this term for describing aboriginal peoples, including aboriginal people themselves.
Aboriginal History is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal published by Aboriginal History.
At one point, Goggle Eye, an elder Aboriginal male, allows her to watch an Aboriginal dance.
Barlow has worked in the aboriginal health field for over 20 years.
Both struggle with the question of how to live as an aboriginal person in an urban setting devoid of many of the stereotypical signifiers of aboriginal identity.
Elouera is an Aboriginal word meaning "a pleasant place".
For this he is known as the first Aboriginal author.
Griffiths became involved in Aboriginal affairs in 1982 when he co-ordinated the Aboriginal Home Care pilot program.
He fed the Bhils, an aboriginal tribe, in Uadaipur.
He grew up at Worragee, an Aboriginal community outside Nowra.
He was appointed to serve as chairman for the Commons' aboriginal affairs committee in April 2006.
He was the CEO of the Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council and one of the final Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commissioners prior to the abolition of the Commission.
Her father was Robert Brown, the first Aboriginal stipendiary magistrate.
His art is a fusion of "Aboriginal" and "contemporary".
His leadership and advocacy has earned him a national award for excellence in aboriginal programming.
In 1997, he spoke out against the burial of nuclear waste on aboriginal land.
In 2002 she was awarded the Victorian Aboriginal Women's Award for being involved with Aboriginal Issues for thirty years.
It has been earmarked as an Aboriginal Employment Zone earmarked for development: http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/7500-jobs-for-southern-lake/2437883.aspx
Milperra is an Aboriginal word for "a gathering of people".
No one supposes that our choicest productions have been produced by a single variation from the aboriginal stock.
Over time Jeannie gains the respect of the Aboriginal people and they slowly open up to her.
Rapper Young Kidd from Winnipeg, Manitoba is of Jamaican and Aboriginal heritage, and two of the trio group, Winnipeg's Most, are Aboriginal - "Jon C" and "Brooklyn".
Rick Griffiths (1948 – 13 December 2010) was an Australian Aboriginal activist and representative.
Sites of importance to Aboriginal people include Tookalup.
Some members of Manitoba's aboriginal community opposed the FPP's creation.
Soon it is Christmas and the Aboriginal people are treated a little better after what happened.
Sumapaz Páramo was considered a sacred place for the Muisca aboriginal people.
The Aboriginal name for the area is Kurilpa, which means place of the water rat.
The appointment was criticised by Aboriginal groups both for his lack of judicial experience and his history of defending developers accused of desecrating Aboriginal sacred sites.
The Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge is a writing and arts competition for Aboriginal Canadians ages 14–29.
The Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge.
The Europeans escaped unharmed - there is no mention of Aboriginal casualties.
The government ought to define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vernaculars as official languages of Australia.
the Journal has been described as "... a flagship of the field of Australian Aboriginal history."
The museum contains the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world.
The name "Beeliar" was the name given to the area by the Aboriginal people that lived and hunted in the area.
The name "Wallaroo" comes from the Aboriginal word 'Wadlu Waru' meaning wallaby urine.
The name could have derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'charcoal'.
The name is Aboriginal in origin and is the name of a pool found in the nearby Greenough River.
The place name "Milbrulong" is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "Rosella parrot".
The report was welcomed by Aboriginal Australians but widely criticised by conservatives.
The site however was discovered to not be well preserved due to more recent aboriginal activity.
The site is also rich in Aboriginal history, including over 80 archaeological sites.
There have been over 100 Canadian Aboriginal youth who have won the Challenge to date.
This Aboriginal word is said to mean "camp far away".
Till now the government does not have policy to save the aboriginal breeds of horses.
While his father, James Unaipon (c.1835-1907), contributed to accounts of Aboriginal mythology written by the missionary George Taplin, David Unaipon (1872–1967) provided the first accounts of Aboriginal mythology written by an Aboriginal: "Legendary Tales of the Aborigines".
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