COMMUNTITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely impotent to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultural

knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of cultural,of Aboriginal people's

connetions to their ancestores.

"The impotent 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,the everything."Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrawangga