Five facts about Indigenous Australia

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1. Having lived in Australia for at least 50,000 years, Indigenous Australians have one of the world's oldest living cultures.

2. An Indigenous Australian person:

3. It's estimated that before colonisation, 200-250 different Indigenous languages were spoken in Australia. Today, approximately 145 have survived while 110 are critically endangered.

4. Many English words derive from Aboriginal languages, for example: barramundi, dingo, kangaroo, koala and wombat.

5. Indigenous Australians have close ties to the land, which mean a duty to look after it. Sacred sites include waterholes, burial grounds and rock art.

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