The North Sentinel Island, one of the Andaman Islands, lies in the Bay of Bengal east of India’s coast. The Island has been the home to the Sentinelese tribe for 60,000 years. During this time they have had little contact with the outside world and are violent and hostile towards outsiders. As a result, the Indian government has decided to cease further contact efforts with the islanders and has enforced a three-mile exclusion zone.
The island may appear to be an exotic paradise, however little is known of the mysterious island and its estimated population of 50-400 inhabitants.
The island, roughly the size of Manhattan, is primarily made up of a forest like landscape.
The tribe have demonstrated they have no interest in the modern world by being inhospitable to outsiders. In 2006, the Sentinelese killed two men fishing close to the island.
They have even been known to throw rocks and shoot arrows at planes and helicopters; this has prevented anyone from taking any high-quality photos of the islanders.
Many still continue to venture either onto or close to The North Sentinel island, even after it had become illegal to enter the three mile exclusion zone.
According to Survival International, advocates for the rights of tribal groups, as well as local fishermen, are frequently intruding into the island’s area; one was even arrested by the authorities for stepping onto the island itself.
For a variety of reasons, including violence and disease, the safety and even survival of the tribe is at risk.
Stephen Corry, Survival International’s director, said: “The Great Andamanese tribes of India’s Andaman Islands were decimated by disease when the British colonised the islands in the 1800s.”
“The most recent to be pushed into extinction was the Bo tribe, whose last member died only four years ago.”
“The only way the Andamanese authorities can prevent the annihilation of another tribe is to ensure North Sentinel Island is protected from outsiders.”
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i think it’s better to leave them alone
I agree. I would however love to learn from them. They must hold some really good knowledge. For the greater good, leave them alone.
They have some good knowledge. They knew that the tsunami(2004) was coming beforehand and there was no casualties there
Since they have no contact with the outside world and the estimated number of inhabitants varies wildly between 50 and 400 I have to assume you just made that up.
Not necessarily. If they were unprepared for the tsunami, wouldn’t they all be dead? That they are still alive means they were incredibly lucky or knew to move to high ground.
soo we cant get good photos from the area because of rocks and arrows… and yet the eye in the sky can see what I am texting right now… hmmm something not right here ……..
Hahaha good point
I agree. There is something amiss with the scenario. The protection of these people are vital but not to the powers that be. In my theory the island contains resources that are invaluable and animals that are rare. The government restricts the information by preventing people traveling there at least. That simple fact is obvious. So what is the goal to keep them from knowing we don’t mean them harm. Or do we..?
Every time the “civilized” world interacts with others it is to their detriment. I think regardless of why, the least we can do is leave one little island alone.
If we went there and found gold or oil they would all die eventually I like to think they are protecting some magical strain of marijuana that let’s u live longer
Acabou Jesika?! Hahaha, não pude evitar 😉
They’re wise to kill outsiders; let them in and the island will be plundered and they’ll be resettled into ghettos and they’ll be put to work mining away their own island for the profit of corporations.
They’re wise to kill outsiders. Let them in, and they’ll be plundered and resettled into ghettos, or put to work mining their own island for the profit of corporations. Happened to many civilizations.
I also agree, my husband and I have very remote private property, which we don’t allow other people to come to. which we are willing to protect to the point of death, it’s our land, I believe that we have every right to defend it from anybody.
No one owns no land u temporary every body has a right to walk on any soil with out worrying about being killed
Every animal on this entire planet walks the the earth worried it will be killed… Dont be so ignorant… If it werent for “civilised” cultures history for raping and destroying everything they touch maybe i could see your point… Yes, nobody really owns land therefore nobody should be allowed to say what the next human does with the ground they stand on… Wasps dont own the trees they live in but they attack and kill to protect their existence… You really think thats morally wrong??!!
You are a fucking idiot come step on my property you won’t leave thats a promise
What you are saying any one can walk on your property or go inside your house take what they will and you will not do anything. It is the something with these people.They are only protecting what is theirs and it is theirs because they were there for 60,000 years.
So if you are there first it’s yours…. intetristing point but i’m afraid, that it’s not the way the world works. what i believe is that, you can only truely own something, when other people acknowledge that it is truely yours alone.
Because to own is an illusion, and illusions only work when believed by all
.–. …. .. .-.. .. .–. / …- . … – . .-. –. .- .- .-. -.. -….- .-.. .- ..- … – … . -. 550 30 30, 1832, The Great Illusions, opening words (very rare book managede to get ahold of it)
We can apply that to your soul, you don’t own it because … blablabla … so I can take it from you, because I maybe one of those who don’t acknowledge that it is truly yours, after all life is an illusion so why not end yours!
You dont own any land on earth, you are just renting it temporarily
Yeah. Like you don’t own water. You only rent it from nestle.
Leave them be. What do we have they would possibly need after 60.000 years of isolation? They do just fine without our intervention. Lol We can’t get high quality photos??? But satellites can snap a picture of a book I’m reading in public??? Drop the act already. You just haven’t figured out how to make a profit out of these people yet.
Can you blame them for hating “Civilised man”?
I would as well if i was them.
Leave them be. It’s their island.
If any country tried to take any other country (with military force available) a war would kick off.
Well, there can’t be that many of them, because the aerial view shows no signs of roads or farming-nothing but trees and water. If I was guessing, I’d say they live and fish right off the beach where they were photographed. I’m curious about what’s underneath all that forest.
Curiosity kills the cat
But satisfaction brlught it back.
I say leave them be.Colonization really never ends well for those who live there first.
Well, maybe we can find out there on that Island somethin, 60,000 years means a lot that also isolated from outside world, its not about colonization, but maybe we can help them, give them medical facilities, and learn about them, their culture…..
an isolated tribe should never be exposed to outsiders. If you go back in history, everytime they are, they end up with diseases that they never naturally built up immunities for. If you read the article, it stated that happened to the other islands nearby. Leave them be. They have a delicate and balanced ecosystem. They don’t need our medicine and obviously don’t want contact.
I agree with you totally.
Well that is what was said when America was first discovered. Instead the Indians lots their land.
This is happening in Canada too hahaha.
60000 years of isolation and a population only 400? Yeah…hmmm…
a lot of inbreeding ( a true bloodline ) ha ha
This is actually just an article based on an old, shitty Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach.”
If you think The Beach is shitty, I would HATE to see what you consider good.
Well, if I knew someone was going to invade my land, and put a Starbucks on every corner, i’d kill them too!
They are either aliens terrorist or government experiments this is bad they don’t own the island if that’s the case every home we own would be a different country
They could be saying the same thing about you.
Right decision by government not to allow outsiders there. Otherwise local people are forced already next day to consume McSentinel burgers made by local slaves themselves (i.e. slaves of of McDonald’s Corporation).
Rather small gene pool. Over time, the inbreeding will do them in
Africa was invaded and slavery began here in the U.S. Although,slavery is done away with there are still some people how have salves in there homes. If they allow outsiders in they same could happen to them. They will be salved to their land or in somebody home. They don’t have the problems that we have here. Over there they don’t have STDs and government issues just name a few.
Think you’ll finf slavery began thousands of yeara before the U.S was even founded
Slavery didn’t start in Africa when the Europeans began to trade there. It had actually been happening there for hundreds of years. Opposition tribes used to capture menfolk from other villages. When Westerners arrived it then became extremely profitable for the capturing tribes to trade them on.
The only reason some people are interested is they been there so long because so little is know about them and the island. Let them be they are not bothering anyone.
Drop off a few influenza bombs in the middle of the island and walk right on one month layer with machine guns and heavy equipment to clear the land and make condos. The hell with their primitive asses!
I hope you said that tongue-in-cheek. Otherwise you are a special kind of stupid.
It’s obvious…. it’s the island from “Lost”.
Its the island from Lost .Sawyer is pissed off .Anyway they are all dead . Nothing matters its just a tv show
I was gonna post this and say your comment! LOL
Nice post. The government of that area must monitor the activities that they are working. Who knows. Hhaha
Stephen Corry? Sounds familiar
could they send some syrians there?
Leave the alone
Why haven’t we invaded them yet ? Lets give them some freedom. The smartest thing to do is invade their little island and turn it into a huge resort to make some money off of it. Whomever does that will become extremely wealthy but sadly the Indian government is trying to “preserve” them.
Better to leave them alone,from along time they defened themselves from any type of natural desasters then oviously they may have some skills & knowledge for defene