groups lived all around Australia and as a result of their geographical
differences they lived according to the resources available to them.
For example coastal inhabitants lived different lifestyles to those
who lived inland in the more desert areas. Every Aboriginal group
has a separate identity and it would be incorrect to say that all
Aborigines lived a certain way. In fact some groups prefer to be
called by their individual groups names than just "Aborigine".
It would be incorrect to talk about them in general terms. It's
similar to generalizations about Europeans when in fact the Germans
and the Italians may live completely different lifestyles. Aborigines
used to be classified into one language group, which is incorrect.
There are approximately 250 language groups Australia wide and 54
groups in South Australia alone. It is also incorrect to call these
groups "tribes" as it does not describe their society accurately.
Instead the term "group" is used.