Community & Remembrance

Term 3

Aboriginal Language

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages can Knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of a culture, of Aboriginal peoples connections to their ancestors.

* The important thing is 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

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

Language is important to the Aboriginal people because languages can knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of a culture, of Aboriginal peoples to their ancestors