COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the aborginal peoples. Languages carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of language means the loss of culture, of Aboriginal people's connections to their ancestors.

"The important thing about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of our ancestors,every word comes from place and identifes people and links to the land, country, the drawing: Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwangga

*Explain the importance of language to the aborignal peolple in your own words.

Language is important to the aborignal people because it is there way of speeking to each other.There languages mean spirits to them.Everywere they go and find a new food or new place is a new born spirit.

*Use the interactive amp to locate and identify the local language group.

The local language group for the illawarra is Tharawal

it is also know as Wollongong