The North Sentinel Island has been one of the most isolated groups of islands in the world, Tribes called the Sentinelese are indigenous to this homeland and they have voluntarily remained cut off from the rest of the parts of the Islands. The Island is a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal and the protection of the Aboriginal Tribes Act prevents any person from meeting or traveling to the Sentinelese islands. The Indian government has respected their desire to be left alone and hence they are guarded by the Indian Navy to see that no person reaches the nearest points of the Islands, as they have remained in Isolation they are not immune to certain diseases which are very common in the outer parts and hence should also be protected from being infected of the same. One our part of the world is fasting developing with metro rails and new generation systems day by day; in these islands, the Sentinelese societies have remained in a standstill. The area is protected and one of the interesting facts about the island is that their people are not generally prosecuted for killing any person. The lifestyle: the Islands can be composed of about 80 to 150 people in accordance with the census of 2011; their language is quite different from that of other groups in Andaman and Nicobar. The tribes live in huts and have a fire outside each of them; the food is mostly based upon the wild fruits and animals. The tribal's living in the village have bows, knives, spears, and other weapons made of iron to protect themselves from unwanted visitors. The first contact: though Indian attempts for meet and greet have failed many times, but in the 1900s the tribes tended to accept some coconuts from the anthropologists of the AnSI. A woman named Madhumala Chattopadhyay was among the anthropologists and the subject to study these tribes had interested her since her childhood. When she fulfilled all the required formalities and obtained permission she visited the left to the remote island and also published a book titles "Tribes of car Nicobar". Major Incidents: In 2018 a major incident made the area a popular place of talk, A US missionary (John Allen Chau) tried to visit the Island illegally and the tribal men were forced to attack him which simultaneously caused his death, similarly two fishermen also were found dead in 2006. Though the government relaxed the restriction it later held that the place can only be visited for research purposes by anthropologists. Many consider that the tribes are happy as they have been (self-sufficient) and hence should not be disturbed by outsiders.
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