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Sentineli Tribe

 

 

 

Mysterious Sentineli

Nobody has been able to establish more than brief and usually distant contact with the Sentineli tribe.Until today they remain the world's most isolated and least-known people. Attempts at "friendship visits" complete with gift giving (coconuts thrown at them or onto their beaches from boats, as shown in this video-sequence) have lead nowhere over the years. The Sentineli remain self-confidently, self-sufficiently unapproachable. Since the tsunami of Christmas 2004 this attitude has become even more marked.

 

 

   
  Sentineli Tribe  
  Contact with Sentineli Tribe, North Sentinel Island, 1993  
 
Mysterious Sentineli
Saving her man
Don't come too close!
Farewell Sentinelis!
  Another attempt of contacting the Sentineli Tribe (less successful)  
 
Traditional greeting ritual:
A shower of arrows

 

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