Community & Remembrance

term 3

The Importance of Country & Place

Aboriginal Language

Language is extemely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultural knowlege, so the loss of a language means the loss os culture, of Aboriginal people's connections to their ancestors.

"The important thing about language and what means i sthat language essesnce contains the essence of our ancestors, every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the land, country, the dreaming: they are all inherent language, therefore it means the people, the land, everything." yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwangga

  • Explain the importance of language to the Aboriginal people in your own words.

Language is imporatant to the Aboriginal people because it's part of there culture and it told peopel the storys and about the land and how they came to earth.