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The Great Andamanese - The Black Negrito Hunters And Gatherers by BuchiPrinzy: 10:22am On Nov 05, 2020
The indigenous people of Andamanese are the aboriginal group of Negrito hunters and gatherers living on the Island of Andaman and Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal with only four tribes; Little Andaman Island, Great Andamanese of Strait Island, the Jarwas of the Middle Andamans and the Sentinelese of North Sentinel Island.
The Island is about 8293 square kilometres with approximately 7464 square km circulated with tropical rainforest. At the same time, the southern side is an offshore coral reef and crisscrossed with tidal creeks while the north and central islands are hilly. It witnesses 9 to 10 months of rainy seasons while experiencing dry seasons from February till the end of March.

Before the arrival of the British in 1858, they were over 6000 Andamanese living on the Island but were reduced during the war against the British that invaded their territories. Many were killed through influenza, syphilis, measles, and other war epidemics. Over 150 babies that were born died before the age of two.

The Andamanese, according to accounts, came from the Burmese and Malay coasts. In contrast, another statement claimed they came from Sumatra through the Nicobar Islands shares the same culture with the Orang Aslis of insular Southeast Asia.
Early 1788, the coral reefs, trade winds, as well as monsoons around the Island had caused lots of shipwrecks with the few Brits that survived the shipwrecks were killed by the Andamanese as they believe they were spies who came to inspect the islands. After lots of attempts to appease th.... https://54history.com/the-great-andamanese-of-the-aboriginal-group-of-negrito-hunters-and-gatherers-in-india-history-survival-culture-and-economy/

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