Example sentences for: aborigines

How can you use “aborigines” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One will have noticed that there has been no reference to the indigenous inhabitants-- the Indians, natives, Papuans, Blacks, or Aborigines, as they were variously named.

  • Those who will die, says the paper, include Chinese prisoners, Australian aborigines, immigrant laborers in the Middle East, Eastern European peasants, and South Korean sweatshop workers.

  • Somewhat to his surprise and that of others in the party, the Aborigines of Port Jackson (as Sydney Harbour was named) did not recognize the word.

  • But the only words which imply some sort of relationship, either of location or utilization, between the Aborigines and the land are hunting ground (it being observed in 1830 that the Natives are as tenacious of their hunting grounds as settlers are of their farms), the verb to fire , used with reference to the Aboriginal practice of setting fire to a tract of vegetation either to trap animals or to maintain grassland, and run and station.

  • He suggested that it was a transferred use of the Queensland Aboriginal word for a particularly noisy bird and that the connection was made by percipient Aborigines who applied it first to the German missionaries of 1838, having noted their garrulousness.


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