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The Importance Of Country And Place

Aboriginal Language

Language is extremely important to the aboriginal peoples.languages carry cultural knowledge,so the loss of language means the loss of cultural,of aboriginal people's connections to their ancestors

"The important things about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of our ancestors,every word comes from place identifies people and links to the land ,country the dreaming:they are all inherent in language,therefore it means the people the land,every thing.''Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwangga

language is important because there would a vast hole in my life and i wouden't be able to understand my family. i couldn't celebrate Crismas or Easter

use the interactive map to locate and identify the local language group.

The local languge group in the Ilawara is Tharawal it is also known as wollogong