This is fascinating.

“In the local language of the Kuuk Thaayorre, a group of Indigenous Australians, there is no left or right. Instead, they use cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) to describe almost anything: ‘The dog bit my eastern leg’, or ‘The boy standing south of Mary is my brother.’ Not only does this require them to always stay oriented, but interestingly, when they use their hands to gesture to the past or future, they do so depending on which direction they are facing, showing that the way we conceptualise time in language affects how we think about space.”

~ From the recent Dense Discovery Newsletter