Andaman and Nicobar islands is known to house many ethnic tribes which are spread over the Bay of Bengal from Land Fall Island in the north to the Great Nicobar island in the south.

The Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese are negrito tribes that inhabit parts of south and southeast Asia. Other Mongoloid tribes like the Shompen and Nicobarese who likely came from the Malay-Burma coast and have lived in Nicobar islands for ages now.

These tribes have suddenly garnered headlines because a 26-year-old, American adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau was killed by Sentinelese with bows and arrows as he ventured into their territory despite their displeasure.

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