The lmportance of CountrY & place

Aboriginal LANGUage

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of a cultural ,of aboriginal peoles connections to their ancestors. ''The imoportant thing about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of our essence of our ancestors, every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the land contry the dreaming ; they are all inhertent in language there fore it means the people the land everything Yolngu Elder Laurie Bagmarrwangga

Use the interactive map to locate and identify the local language group.