COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

The Importance of Country & Place

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultural

knowledge, so thethecult loss of cult loss of a language means culture, of Aboriginal peoples 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 identifies people and links to the land, country, the dreaming: they are all inherent in language, therefor it means the people, the land, everything." yolgu elder baymarrwangga.