Humans were always eager to explore unfamiliar lands and cultures. However, there’s one tribe living on an isolated island which no one dares or has a right to visit.


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North Sentinel Island, one of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, is forbidden to visit because it is inhabited by a hostile Sentinelese tribe. This tribe resists all contact with outsiders and aggressively attacks anyone who dares to come near their island. However, visiting this place may not only be dangerous for the curious travelers. Islanders are not immune to modern diseases, so contact with outsiders could tragically wipe out the whole Sentinelese tribe.

The Indian government was eager to make a contact with the tribe. The first and probably the only friendly contact was established in 1991 by scholar T.N. Pandit who arrived at the island bearing coconuts and other gifts in hopes to win the tribe’s trust. For the first time, islanders greeted visitors without bows.

However, soon after this expedition, officials decided to stop all other missions. They concluded that the tribe is healthy and thriving without any intervention of modern civilization.

It’s hard to say if the contact with this mysterious tribe will ever be made. As for now, it seems that the tribe is better off without anyone’s interference. Watch the video to know more interesting facts.

There’s one tribe living on an isolated island which no one dares or has a right to visit

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands located in the Indian Ocean

It is forbidden to visit because it is inhabited by a hostile Sentinelese tribe

This tribe resists all contact with outsiders and aggressively attacks anyone who dares to come near their island

However, visiting this place may not only be dangerous for the curious travelers

Islanders are not immune to modern diseases, so contact with outsiders could tragically wipe out the whole Sentinelese tribe

The first and probably the only friendly contact was established in 1991 by scholar T.N. Pandit

However, soon after this expedition, officials decided to stop all other missions

Officials concluded that the tribe is healthy and thriving without any intervention of modern civilization

A few checks were made after the Tsunami in 2004 and officials announced that the tribe is healthy and aren’t suffering in any way

Watch the video to see the mysterious tribe for yourself

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