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Sentinel tribes of Andaman &Nicober Island

Team Odian News |

Delhi:Port Blair-22/11(odiannews) Nothing has been documented about the protected Sentinelese tribe living on the North Sentinel Island, part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. The tribe is in news after they allegedly killed an American tourist, identified as John Allen Chau (27). According to police, Chau had Shailendra Mohan, professor in Austro-Asiatic languages with t he department of linguistics at Deccan College, Pune, this tribe also appears to be slightly taller than most other tribes living on the Andaman group of islands. “Upon observing the physical features from the available photographs, we could find that the Sentinelese were slightly taller and possessed a straight posture than the other three tribes – the Jarawa, the Onge and the Great Andamanese, all of whom live on the Andaman group of islands. Also, we could find that their features showed resemblance to that of the Jarawas .