• North Sentinel Island, however, is unlike any other. It has been described as ‘the hardest place in the world to visit’, ‘the world’s most dangerous island’ and home to ‘the most isolated tribe in the world’.
  • These sensational labels can’t be conclusive, but they do hold some truth.Its estimated 60,000 years,The Island has been home to a fiercely independent tribe that has violently rejected contact with the outside world.
  • The Sentinelis’ violent behaviour precludes close observation and, as such, very little is known about them. We know they have weapons (arrows and spears most likely fashioned from wreckage) and that they use fishing net
  • They fish,hunt and collect wild plants,but there is no evidence of farming or even methods of making fire.It’s speculated that the Sentinelis wait for lightning and keep the resulting embers burning for as long possible.
  • The chance of establishing a contact with them is very low.The risk of a deadly epidemic of flu, measles or other outside disease is very real, and increases with every such contact.
  • On a map, North Sentinel Island looks like any other idyllic spot in the Indian Ocean. Fringed with beaches and crystal cobalt waters, it lies in the Andaman archipelago of the Bay of Bengal.

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