In this handout photo provided by the Indian Coast Guard and Survival International and taken on December 28, 2004, a man with the Sentinelese tribe aims his bow and arrow at an Indian Coast Guard helicopter as it flies over North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Islands, in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. - Members of one of the world's last tribes untouched by modern civilisation have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said November 22, 2018. (Photo by Handout / various sources / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / INDIAN COAST GUARD / SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

‘They want to be left alone’: why the survival of India’s mysterious Sentinelese island tribe relies on world staying away

  • They have been isolated for thousands of years, using spears and bows and arrows to hunt and defend themselves
  • So remote and private, nobody knows exactly how old the tribe is, what language they speak or how many there
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In this handout photo provided by the Indian Coast Guard and Survival International and taken on December 28, 2004, a man with the Sentinelese tribe aims his bow and arrow at an Indian Coast Guard helicopter as it flies over North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Islands, in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. - Members of one of the world's last tribes untouched by modern civilisation have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said November 22, 2018. (Photo by Handout / various sources / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / INDIAN COAST GUARD / SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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