Term 3

The Importanceof Country & Place

Aboriganal Language

Language is extremly important to the Aboriginal people. languages carry cultureal knowlege, so the loss of a language means the loss of language ,of Aboriginal people's connections to their anscestors.

" The important thing about language and what it means that language contains the essence of oyr ancestors , every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the land, contry, the dreaming : thay are all inherent in language, therefore it means the people , the land, evreything. ' Yolngu Elader Laurie Baymarrwangga

The local language group for the Illawarra is