COMMUNITY AND REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY AND 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 cultural,of Aboriginal peoples

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 identifies people and links to the land,country, the dreaming: they are all inherent in language, therefore it means the people, the land, everything." Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwangga

  • Use the interactive map to locate and identifythe local language group.


The local lanuage group for the illawarra is

it is also known as