COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

Term 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peopIes. Languages carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of a culture, of Aboriginal peopIes connection 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 languge group.
Big image
Big image