12 Facts About Aboriginal Australians


Aboriginal Australians are the various Indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland and many of its islands, such as Tasmania, Fraser Island, Hinchinbrook Island, the Tiwi Islands, and Groote Eylandt, but excluding the Torres Strait Islands.

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Australian Aboriginal Australians identity has changed over time and place, with family lineage, self-identification and community acceptance all being of varying importance.

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Studies regarding the genetic make-up of Aboriginal Australians groups are still ongoing, but evidence has suggested that they have genetic inheritance from ancient Asian but not more modern peoples, share some similarities with Papuans, but have been isolated from Southeast Asia for a very long time.

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The modelling is based on data from archaeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, geneticists, climatologists, geomorphologists, and hydrologists, and it is intended to compare the modelling with the oral histories of Aboriginal Australians peoples, including Dreaming stories, as well as Australian rock art and linguistic features of the many Aboriginal Australians languages.

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Genetic studies have revealed that Aboriginal Australians largely descended from an Eastern Eurasian population wave, and are most closely related to other Oceanians, such as Melanesians.

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The Aboriginal Australians show affinity to other Australasian populations, such as Negritos or indigenous South Asian groups, such as the Andamanese people, as well as to East Asian peoples.

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Aboriginal Australians people are genetically most similar to the indigenous populations of Papua New Guinea, and more distantly related to groups from East Indonesia.

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Rasmussen study found evidence that Aboriginal Australians peoples carry some of the genes associated with the Denisovans of Asia; the study suggests that there is an increase in allele sharing between the Denisovan and Aboriginal Australians Australian genomes, compared to other Eurasians or Africans.

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Aboriginal Australians possess inherited abilities to stand a wide range of environmental temperatures in various ways.

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Aboriginal Australians people have lived for tens of thousands of years on the continent of Australia, through its various changes in landmass.

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Definition of the term Aboriginal Australians has changed over time and place, with the importance of family lineage, self-identification and community acceptance all being of varying importance.

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Outstation movement of the 1970s and 1980s, when Aboriginal Australians people moved to tiny remote settlements on traditional land, brought health benefits, but funding them proved expensive, training and employment opportunities were not provided in many cases, and support from governments dwindled in the 2000s, particularly in the era of the Howard government.

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