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Meet The Sentinelese; The World's Most Dangerous Tribe.

The North Sentinel Island located in the Indian Ocean is home to the Sentinelese tribe, who are considered to be the most dangerous tribe

These indigenous people have lived in isolation in the Island for close to 50,000 years. Efforts to bring civilization to them has been met with strong resistance since the islanders love their isolated lives.

Outsiders who have tried to access the island have met their untimely death. As a result, the Indian government prohibited entering 9.3 miles around the Island.

Three days after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, a helicopter was sent to the island for help but the hostile Islanders shot arrows and threw stones at it.

In 2006, two fisherman illegally fishing in the prohibited waters drifted too close to the island and were killed.

The latest incident happened in 2018 when John Allen Chau, a US missionary, was killed when he entered the island with the aim of preaching christianity to the Sentinelese.

One expedition however, successfully made contact with the Sentinelese. The team, lead by anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay, floated coconuts to the islanders who though armed with arrows accepted the gifts.

The same group of anthropologists visited the islanders two more times but were asked to leave when one tried to take a beaded necklace from one of the islanders.

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