COMMUNITY AND REMEMBRANCE
THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY AND PLACE
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