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Australian aborigines, native people of Australia who probably came from somewhere in Asia more than 40,000 years ago. In 1996 the population of aborigines and Torres Straits Islanders was 386,049, 1.5% of the Australian population as a whole and slightly more than the estimated aboriginal population of 350,000 at the time of European colonization in the late 18th cent. At that time, there were 500–600 distinct groups of aborigines speaking about 200 different languages or dialects (at least 50 of which are now extinct). Although culturally diverse, these groups were not political and economic entities and lacked class hierarchies and chiefs. They lived by hunting and gathering, and there was extensive intergroup trade throughout the continent.

Note: Now, they are givein' pose to the tourists for one dollar :(

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