Community & Remembrance

Term 3

The importance of country & place

Abroginal Language

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

" The important thing about language and what it means is that languages 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 Baymarrwanggo."

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

Language is important to the Aboriginal people because...

The aboriginal people won't know what other people are saying and it reminds them where they were born and if they lost their language they will feel like they are nobody.