Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Aboriginal

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_1

Synonyms

Native; Indigenous

Definition

Term is used to denote people inhabiting a region before settlers arrival, i. e. before colonization. Usually it is used for native people in Australia and Oceania.

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