Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

This is a fascinating link that describes how in many languages you always refer to yourself and give instructions in a geographical manner: move your foot North for instance.  This means that all the speakers of these languages always know their orientation.

We know that  language controls what we think but this use of language gives you orientation all the time. Does this begin to describe how indigenous people navigated effortlessly without any aids?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/magazine/29language-t.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&sq=Guy%20Deutscher&st=cse&scp=1

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