Community And Remembrance

Term 3

The Importance Of Country & Place

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

"The important thing about launguage 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 ingerent in language, therefor it means the people, the land, everything." Yolgu elder baymarrwangga.