Community & Remembrance

Term 3

The Importance of Country & Place

Aboriginal Language

language is extremely important to the aboriginal people. Language carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of 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 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 of language, therefor it means the people, the land, everything." Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwanger

Aboriginal language

language is extremely important to the aboriginal people. Language carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of 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 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 of language, therefor it means the people, the land, everything." Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwanger

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