Languages Map Activity

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Language is not merely a means of communication, it is an important medium through which culture is carried. This activity utilises a range of map representations to engage students in thinking about the languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia and the distinct physical and socio-cultural geographies to which they belong.

Extension activity:


This map shows how NSW is made up of around 50 different Aboriginal nations, each with their own language or language group.

Aboriginal Languages and Nation Map in NSW & ACT


Download an A3 PDF of Reconciliation NSW’s Aboriginal Languages in NSW & ACT

Try this online jigsaw and learn some of the different First Nations names and Language groups in NSW.

You can make it easier or harder depending on your students age.







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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW  curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.