Meaning of Aboriginalization in English:


Pronunciation /abəˌrɪdʒɪnəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British Aboriginalisation)
mass nounAustralian
  • The practice or policy of enabling Aboriginal people to take up positions in organizations, particularly those dealing with Aboriginal affairs.

    ‘the Aboriginalization of education’
    • ‘The article focuses on land rights, Aboriginalisation, and identity.’
    • ‘What do the Women's Law and Culture Meetings do to the process of Aboriginalisation?’
    • ‘We have developed a vision and a five-year plan called an Aboriginalisation plan.’
    • ‘You now have an Aboriginalisation policy in the organisation.’
    • ‘Two police stations were identified for "Aboriginalisation".’
    • ‘Aboriginalization was a specific policy designed to foster Aboriginal participation in the affairs of the Institute.’
    • ‘Aboriginalization could present several challenges to the existing teacher induction programme.’
    • ‘What they want is in the Aboriginalization of that process.’
    • ‘This article further addresses the interesting issue of the "Aboriginalization" of the economy.’
    • ‘It was hoped that an Aboriginalization of the health service could bring about a measure of self-reliance.’


1970s from aboriginal + -ize + -ation.