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 for aboriginal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aboriginal \Ab`o*rig"i*nal\, a. [See Aborigines.]
     1. First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the
        aboriginal tribes of America. "Mantled o'er with
        aboriginal turf." --Wordsworth.
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     2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindu of aboriginal
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aboriginal \Ab`o*rig"i*nal\, n.
     1. An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.
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     2. An animal or a plant native to the region.
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              It may well be doubted whether this frog is an
              aboriginal of these islands.          --Darwin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of
             Australia; "an Aboriginal rite"
      2: characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region
         from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal
         peoples of Australia" [syn: native, aboriginal] [ant:
      3: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original
         stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the
         appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval";
         "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life" [syn:
         aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval,
      n 1: a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in
           Australia when Europeans arrived [syn: Aborigine, Abo,
           Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine]
      2: an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the
         art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian
         government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal
         college students" [syn: native, indigen, indigene,
         aborigine, aboriginal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "aboriginal":
     abecedarian, aborigine, ancestral, antenatal, antepatriarchal,
     atavistic, autochthon, autochthonous, barbarian, barbaric,
     barbarous, basal, basic, beginning, budding, central, creative,
     crucial, elemental, elementary, embryonic, endemic, fetal,
     formative, foundational, fundamental, generative, genetic,
     germinal, gestatory, homebred, homegrown, humanoid, in embryo,
     in its infancy, in ovo, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate,
     inchoative, incipient, incunabular, indigene, indigenous, infant,
     infantile, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory,
     inventive, nascent, natal, native, native-born, original,
     parturient, patriarchal, postnatal, preadamite, preglacial,
     pregnant, prehistoric, prehuman, prenatal, primal, primary, prime,
     primeval, primitive, primogenial, primoprimitive, primordial,
     pristine, procreative, protogenic, protohistoric, protohuman,
     radical, rudimental, rudimentary, savage, seminal, ur,

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