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ab·o·rig·i·ne

aborigine

 
pronunciation:
ae b rI j ni
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part of speech: noun
definition: one of the first people to live in an area.
The Australian aborigines were the first inhabitants of western Australia.
synonyms:
native
similar words:
primitive
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The word aborigine contains the following part:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."