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Located off the coast of India, North Sentinel Island is located in the Bay of Bengal.

It’s a ways away from civilization and no one has been able to make contact with the native inhabitants. The island is one of the last remaining uncivilized places of the earth!

An indigenous tribe has lived on the Island with extremely limited contact with outsiders.

Anyone who has attempted to explore the island has been attacked or outright killed. North Sentinel is so dangerous for outsiders that India’s government has established a three-mile exclusion zone in an effort to prevent more violence.

On January 26, 2006, two fishermen were killed by the tribe when their boat drifted near the island. An Indian coastguard helicopter attempted to retrieve the fishermen’s bodies, but was prevented from landing when it was greeted with a volley of arrows from the tribesmen.

 

Life on the Island

Obviously, there’s a lot that we don’t know about how exactly people live on North Sentinel Island. But there are a few things that we can say for sure. First, the population numbers somewhere between 50 and 400 — we said “for sure,” not “specifically.” Also, they live a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and have dwelt on the island since before the invention of agriculture.

 

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