Aborigine, Aboriginal

Both capitalised. Australia’s Aboriginal (adjective) population is made up of Aborigines (noun) not Aboriginals. Only refer to someone’s Aboriginality if it is relevant to the story. If you have trouble working this out, consider whether you would include the word “Anglo Saxon” if talking about a European person in the same story.


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