TASMANIANS will soon see aboriginal names on signs and maps.
The Government announced a new Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy on top of kunanyi _ the aboriginal word for Mount Wellington.
Premier Lara Giddings described the move as an important step in the journey towards reconciliation.
``Dual naming is about recognising the Aboriginal community's rightful status as the first inhabitants of this land and celebrating their living culture, traditions and language,'' Ms Giddings said.
Other names Tasmanians are likely to come across are lutruwita (Tasmania), wukalina (Mt William) and larapuna (Bay of Fires).
Dual naming is likely to be used for significant geographic features or places, but not for constructed features such as bridges, highways or towers.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Cassy O'Connor said the policy had been developed with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
Tasmania is the last state to adopt a similar policy recognising Aboriginal names for key landmarks.