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People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore


People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

North Sentinel Island is located in the Bay of Bengal. It’s a ways away from civilization and no one was able to make contact with the native inhabitants. This island is one of the last remaining uncivilized places of the earth.

People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

An indigenous tribe lived on the Island with extremely limited contact with outsiders. Anyone who has tried to explore the island has been attacked or killed. North Sentinel is really so dangerous for outsiders that India’s government has established a three mile exclusion zone in an effort to avoid more violence.

People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

On January 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 stopped from landing when it was attacked with a volley of arrows from the tribesmen.

People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

On August 1981 the ship Primrose grounded on the North Sentinel Island. Within a short time shipmates on the immobile noticed that men on the shore were carrying spears and arrows and building boats on the beach. The captain radioed for a drop of weapons so that the ship could defend itself but did not receive them. They were so lucky that heavy seas kept the islanders away long enough for the crew to be rescued by helicopter.

People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

After the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake the Indian government sent a helicopter to check on the inhabitants on the island. While other nearby islands were heavily affected the Sentinelese appeared to have been unharmed. The helicopter noticed several clansmen shooting arrows at the hovering aircraft with the apparent intent of repelling it.

People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

Believed to number anywhere from 50 to 400 the Sentinelese have lived in isolation on the island for over 60,000 years.

Believed to number anywhere from 50 to 400, the Sentinelese have lived in isolation on the island for 60,000 years.

The deep tree canopy makes it very difficult to clearly see the Sentinelese from the air but based on limited observational data it is supposed that they are hunter gatherers agriculture does not look like to be known to them.

People Living On Remote Island Near India Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore


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