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Situated between the 92 nd and 94 th meridians of east latitude and 6 th and 14thparallels of North latitude. The Andaman and Nicobar islands form part of a long, irregular chain that seems to Wikepedia Located in Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean 300,000 people live in the Andaman islands o About 1000 are indigenous adivasis Land of Naked people Home of four dwindling tribes the Great Andamanese, the Onge, the Jarawa and the Sentinelese. Mukerjee, The Andamanese have lived isolation from the modern world in the bay of Bengal for thousands of years Mukerjee divided the Andaman islanders into four groups. About ten tribes (at one time during colonial times comprised of as many as 5,000-8,000 people) made up a group called the Great Andamanese, occupying most of the Great
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Unformatted text preview: Andamans (the South, Middle, and North Andaman Islands) and several adjacent smaller islands. They were at war with the elusive Jarawa, a small group that numbered at one time as many as 600, a group that lived in the dense western forest of South Andaman. Seven hundred or so Onge tribal members lived on Little Andaman, a sizable island farther south, and a hundred Sentinelese lived on the eighteen square miles of North Sentinel off to the west. Radcliffe-Brown was the first university trained anthropologist to do fieldwork anywhere. He did not live with the natives; instead he interviewed residents at the Andaman Homes by means of interpreters. (50). Talk of death P. 64...
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