5 Untouched and Uncontacted Tribes of Andaman Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India is home to Negrito and Mongoloid tribes, which includes Great Andamanese, Sentinelese, Jarawas and Onge. Islands of Andaman and Nicobar are the union territory and inhabited by different tribes of Andamanese and Nicobarese, they are recognized as an Adivasi group in India.



Jarawas tribe live in South parts of Andaman and recognized as an Adivasi group. These Andamanese peoples are estimated at between 250–400 individuals in the Andaman Islands in India.
Jarawas peoples have been interacted with modern world but still shunned by rest of the world.


Onge group of Andamanese people are distributed across little Andaman Island and dependent on hunting and gathering for food.


Jangil also known as also Rutland Jarawa tribe are now regarded as extinct, were distributed through the interior of Rutland Island.


Shompen are one of the indigenous people of Nicobar Islands, found living in interior of Great Nicobar Island.


The Sentinelese people of Andaman Islands are one of the known Paleolithic people who have no contact with outside world. Sentinelese are indigenous people virtually untouched and uncontacted by modern civilization and designated as a Scheduled Tribe.

Today Sentinelese are the most isolated people on Earth and also the most dangerous tribe in the world. An American man was killed by a protected tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2018.

Facts About The Andaman And Nicobar Islands


The two island groups of the Andaman and the Nicobar has total of 572 islands, The total land area of these islands is approximately 8,249 km. Landfall Island and Indira Point are the two last point of Indian territories. The most amazing wild animals and facts of Andaman And Nicobar Islands are as follows.

Unique Birds of Andaman and Nicobar Islands


  • White Headed Starling
  • Nicobar Pigeon
  • Andaman woodpecker
  • Narcondam Hornbill
  • Andaman Wood Pigeon
  • Andaman Serpent Eagle
  • White Bellied Sea Eagle

Andaman Cellular Jail – Kala Pani


20 Rupees Note – North Bay Island

Barren Island – Only Active Volcano in India


Little Andaman Island – Offbeat Destinations in Andaman Islands

Beach No.7 – Most Beautiful Sea Beach in India


Havelock Island – Largest of The Andaman Islands

Dugong – Species of manatees is the State Animal


Edible Nest Swiftlet – Indian Edible Nest Swiftlet

Leatherback Sea Turtle – Largest of all Living Turtles


Coral Reefs – Best Coral Reefs in India

Coconut Crab – Largest Land Living Arthropod


Black Eared Flying Fox – One of the Largest Species of Fruit Bat

Banded Sea Krait – The Most venomous Sea Snake


Nicobar Long Tailed Macaque  – Crab Eating Macaque

Reticulated Python – World’s Longest Snakes and Longest Reptiles


There are 9 national parks in Andaman and Nicobar  and its wildlife is full of rare and unique wildlife species. Mount Harriet National Park is a Butterflies and Moths Hotspot, water monitor, dolphins, whales, the Saltwater crocodile and South Button Island National Park is home to Barracuda, Bluefish, Octopuses,Manta ray and Lionfish.

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