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Encyclopedia > Aboriginal American

Aboriginal American refers to the first inhabitants of America, often called Native Americans or Indigenous Americans. While the American Aboriginals are indeed native, the classification of Native American includes many races and ethnicities that Aboriginal American does not apply to. ... Native Americans is a term which has several different common meanings and scope, according to regional use and context. ... The term native as an adjective or noun has the following meanings. ...


While indigenous is often misused to mean the same as aboriginal, the two have differing meanings. Indigenous simply means "native" or born on-site. All people born on U.S. soil are in a literal sense "Native Americans", because they are native to America. Aboriginal, refers to "existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous" [1]. All inhabitants of a region can be classified into one of two groups, native or alien. Aboriginal is a subset of native, noting they were the first of the natives. The word indigenous is an adjective derived from the Latin word indigena, meaning native, belonging to, aboriginal; and has several applications: Indigenous peoples, communities and cultures native or indigenous to a territory; Indigenous (band), a Native American blues-rock band; In biology, indigenous means native to a place or biota... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ... The word indigenous is an adjective derived from the Latin word indigena, meaning native, belonging to, aboriginal; and has several applications: Indigenous peoples, communities and cultures native or indigenous to a territory; Indigenous (band), a Native American blues-rock band; In biology, indigenous means native to a place or biota... The term native as an adjective or noun has the following meanings. ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ... The term native as an adjective or noun has the following meanings. ... Look up alien in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ...


See also

  1. ^  Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language. David B. Guralnik, Editor in Chief. New York:Simon and Schuster, 1984.

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Native Americans in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4609 words)
Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times.
Native Americans were stunned to learn that when the British made peace with the Americans in the Treaty of Paris (1783), the British had ceded a vast amount of American Indian territory to the United States without even informing their Indian allies.
In the American Southwest, especially New Mexico, a syncretism between the Catholicism brought by Spanish missionaries and the native religion is common; the religious drums, chants, and dances of the Pueblo people are regularly part of Masses at Santa Fe's Saint Francis Cathedral.
Native American - Simple English Wikipedia (339 words)
Native Americans (also Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, American Indians, Amerindians, Amerind, Indians, First Nations, First Peoples, Alaskan Natives, Native Canadians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are those people who were in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands when the Europeans first came there.
Many of the American Indians died after the Europeans came to their countries, from diseases that came with the Europeans that were new to the Indians, in wars with the Europeans, or because the Europeans made them work as slaves.
Most of the American Indians also died due to guile on the part of settlers who used tricks such as trading them infected blankets and also by introducing foreign addicting substances such as alcohol which studies have proven are more addictive due to some biological functioning within American Indians.
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