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aborigines:

see Australian aboriginesAustralian aborigines,
indigenous peoples of Australia. The first modern humans in Australia probably came from somewhere in Asia more than 40,000 years ago, most likely sometime between 55,000 and 100,000 years ago. Genetic evidence also suggests that c.
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The whites have assisted greatly in rendering the traditions of the Aborigines more obscure by their own manner of corrupting names.
I doubt whether any case is on record of an invasion on so grand a scale of one plant over the aborigines. As I have already said, I nowhere saw the cardoon south of the Salado; but it is probable that in proportion as that country becomes inhabited, the cardoon will extend its limits.
'And have you thought,' said the uninjured man hotly, 'what sort of spectacle we shall present wandering through these hills among these aborigines?'
THE ABORIGINE, APPARENTLY UNINJURED, CLIMBED quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature.
The Making of the Aborigines, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
Denisovans, an ancient sister group of Neandertals previously identified via DNA taken from a finger bone excavated in Siberia's Denisova Cave, contributed a small portion of genes to living New Guineans, Australian Aborigines, two aboriginal groups in the Philippines and populations on several nearby islands, say geneticist David Reich of Harvard Medical School and his colleagues.
Dr Fortune tries to help Aborigines made ill by squalid living conditions DR FORTUNE'S AUSTRALIAN CASEBOOK SUNDAY, BBC2, 9PM The legacy of Scots medical missionaries is a long and proud one.
Its explorers have introduced themselves to the bewildered aborigines (the mute majority) as liberals, secularists, Muslim fundamentalists, Salafists (ultra-fundamentalists), Ashraf (self-proclaimed descendants of the family of the Prophet Mohamed) and Sufis (self-proclaimed devotees and dervishes, who, while advising their followers not to give in to the temptations of this world, indulge themselves in its pleasures).
Are The Netherlands the home of the Shau Aborigines living at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan?
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou joined local Aborigines on Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of the Wushe Incident, a massacre of Japanese officials and civilians by tribesmen that led to a military reprisal and the deaths of more than 800 Aborigines.
Three hundred Australian survivors - ex-military staff and civilians including 100 Aborigines -say radiation from British tests in Oz left them with a legacy of cancers, rare medical conditions and defects in their children.
In June 1835, the Port Phillip Association, including convict descendant John Batman (1800-39), agreed with Aborigines that some of their land would henceforth belong to the Association.