North Sentinel Island: Where the uncontacted people from Earth live

They are around 200-400 Sentinelese who have been living in isolation for around 60,000 years. They don't let any outsider to enter or to make any kind of contact with them...

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 3 Dec 2018 10:53 AM GMT

North Sentinel Island: Where the uncontacted people from Earth live
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Lucknow: In the world full of rapid development, there also is a place which is isolated with no contact with the earth. The tribe on North Sentinel Island keep no kind of contact with people from outer world.

They rejected all types of communication with outsiders repeatedly and they protect their land violently when anybody wants to establish contact.

They are around 200-400 Sentinelese who have been living in isolation for around 60,000 years. They don't let any outsider to enter or to make any kind of contact with them.

If someone tries to enter into their island they just kill them without any reason. For Sentinelese, the safety for their island is more important than other things.

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If, we remember a two year back incident, on January 26, 2006, two fishermen wandered to their island and as a result, they both were killed. They are so protective for their territory that an Indian coastguard helicopter that attempted to retrieve the fishermen’s bodies (they had been tossed into shallow beach graves after their killing) was greeted by a volley of arrows from the tribesmen that prevented the craft from landing.

Their diet consists mainly of coconuts and fish that can be found in the shallow waters around their shores.

Based on observational data, they are hunter-gatherers, as agriculture is not known to them. Their meat consists of turtles and small birds found on the North Sentinel Island.

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The island belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

In 2018, Government of India excluded 29 islands, including North Sentinel, from the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime, until 31 December 2022, in a major effort to boost tourism.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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