Have You Ever Heard About the Sentinelese Tribe?

By First Posted: Nov 24, 2018 Sat 7:35 PM
Have You Ever Heard About the Sentinelese Tribe?
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Have you heard of Sentinelese Tribe? The Sentinelese people are from a rare Indian tribe living in North Sentinel Island, located near the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, India.

Just off the northwest tip of Indonesia, a small hawser of islands traces through the deep blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. Part of the Indian archipelago, most of the 572 islands are open to tourists and have been trekking through by human beings for centuries.

The innate Andaman Islanders avoid the waters of North Sentinel Island, knowing full well that the Sentinelese tribe reject contact violently. Even if they wanted to, they wouldn’t be able to communicate with them, as the Sentinelese’s self-imposed solitude has resulted in their language being virtually dead beyond their shores.

According to the Welfare of Primitive Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this community does not even know how to light the fire. They endure on metalworking and agriculture. National Geographic Society visited the island in 1974 and found that these people have scavenged metals to create tools and weapons.

The Sentinelese people express their own language and there is nobody who can translate their language. It is said that the bodily features of this tribe show a resemblance to the neighboring tribe Jarawa.


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