Compare And Contrast Essay: Aboriginal Adults And Children

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Compare and Contrast Essay. Languages: Many Aboriginal adults and children in Central Australia are speakers of one or more Aboriginal languages as their mother tongue. There are a number of language families that span the desert region of Central Australia. Kriol is spoken in the Barkly and further north but not generally far south of Tennant Creek. Kriol is a north Australian creole. A “creole” is a rising language among children of adults who speak different languages. In the Aboriginal history, Pitjantjatjara,Yankunytjatjara,Luritja, are one of the main languages spoken. There are many other languages but the are the primary ones. One of the hardest languages you can try to pronounce is the Aboriginal language. It can lead to interesting…show more content…
It was like that until the arrival of the Europeans and their diseases. Aboriginal history has been handed down in ways of stories, dances, myths and legends. The dreaming is history. A history of how the world, that had nothing, now had rivers, mountains, valleys, and oceans. The dreaming tells about how the stars were formed and how the sun came to be. The arrival of Lt James Cook in 1770 marked the beginning of the end for this ancient way of life. The early Europeans saw the Aboriginal people as savages, or uncivilized, just like how Christopher Columbus saw the Natives. Disease that was passed from the Europeans to the Aboriginal people killed hundreds of them, who until that point had been isolated for thousands of years from the diseases that had raged through Europe and…show more content…
Aboriginal people do not believe in animism. Animism is the belief that all natural objects possess a soul. There is not just one religion/beliefs covering all of Australia’s Aboriginal clans. Each tribe has its own religion with an overlap of beliefs, just as there is an overlap of words between language groups. Creation Beings, Ancestral Beings, and Totemic Beings are examples of “The Dreamtime”. The Dreaming is a sacred era in which ancestral beings formed “The

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