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Negritos Indiginous People Being Exploited

The aboriginal peoples of the Andaman Islands who are collectively know as the Adivasi are the original inhabitants of the region now known as INDIA today. Together with the Tamil, Irula of Sri Lanka and other aboriginal tribes in the Philippines they account for the first settlement of people in that area of the world.It is believed that these people have inhabited these regions for over 60,000 years and are a stock of the original emigrations that occured out of Africa some 50,000 to 100,000 years ago.Please note the similar phenotypical features these people share with contemporary Africans of today. Though they are genetically distant from us. They however strengthen the idea that phenotypical African looking individuals populated the earth long before the advent of other “physical types”

These findings are also incosistent with the biblical origins of Africans as a descendant of so called “Ham’ or Hamitic peoples postulated by some.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andamanese

Re: The People Of The Andaman Islands In India(negritos) by morpheus24:

These people are Dravidian Tamil Indians in Sri Lanka and India

Lost Tribe on small Island in the Indian Ocean remain virtually untouched by modern civilization.

The Sentinelese (also Sentineli, Senteneli, Sentenelese, North Sentinel Islanders) are one of the Andamanese indigenous peoples and one of the most un-contacted peoples of the Andaman Islands, located in India in the Bay of Bengal. They inhabit North Sentinel Island which lies westward off the southern tip of the Great Andaman archipelago. They are noted for vigorously resisting attempts at contact by outsiders. The Sentinelese maintain an essentially hunter-gatherer society subsisting through hunting, fishing, and collecting wild plants; there is no evidence of either agricultural practices or methods of producing fire. Their language remains unclassified.

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The present population of the Sentinelese is not known with any great degree of accuracy. Estimates have been produced ranging from lower than 40, through a median of around 250, and up to a maximum of 500. In the year 2001, the Census of India officials recorded 39 individuals (21 males and 18 females); however, out of necessity this survey was conducted from a distance and almost certainly does not represent an accurate figure for the population who range over the 72 km2 (17,800 acres) island. Any medium- or long-term impact on the Sentinelese population arising from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami remains unknown, other than the confirmation obtained that they had survived the immediate aftermath.

On previous visits, groups of some 20–40 individuals were encountered regularly. Habitations of 40–60 individuals were found on two occasions. As some individuals are almost certainly hiding, a better approximation of group size cannot be determined. This would suggest that some 2–6 groups occupy the island. The rule of thumb population density of 1.5 km2 (370 acres)/individuals in comparable hunter-gatherer societies indicates that one such group could live off the land alone. A significant amount of food is derived from the sea. It seems that the groups encountered, at any one time, could only have come from a rather small part of the island. There appear to be slightly more males than females. At any given time, about half of the couples seemed to have dependent children or the women were pregnant.

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The Sentinelese and other indigenous Andamanese peoples are frequently described as Negritos, a term which has been applied to various widely separated peoples in Southeast Asia, such as the Semang of the Malay archipelago and the Aeta of the Philippines, as well as to other peoples as far afield as Australia (notably former populations of Tasmania). The defining characteristics of these “Negrito” peoples (who are not a monophyletic group) include a comparatively short stature, dark skin and “peppercorn” hair, qualities also found commonly across the continent of Africa. No close contacts have been established, but the author Heinrich Harrer described one man as being 1.6 m (5′ 4″) tall and apparently left handed.

Negrito people of the Andaman Islands

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Lost tribe on small island in the Indian Ocean Remain Virtually Untouched by Modern Civilization

Endangered Tribes

When you think of a safari the first thing that comes to mind is animals, but there is a company redefining what a safari is and this company is unfortunately making money.

Today, however, hundreds of visitors are traveling north of the Equator close to the Indian Ocean each day to experience the ‘human safari.’

The excursion includes a jungle-drive through to observe the Jarawa tribe. This is controversial because the tribe has had limited contact with the outside world.

When the tour reaches its destination, it is not uncommon for the visitors to “toss scraps of food to the half-naked natives while commanding them to dance.”

Can you say EXPLOITATION at its finest! It gets worse…

Outside of the ‘enclosure’ reads a sign: ‘Don’t give any eatables to the Jarawas. Don’t indulge in photography, videography, otherwise you will be liable for legal action ­including seizure of camera.’

Tourists are paying upwards of £350 (US $700) to partake in the exploitation with an astounding £200 (US $380) going straight into the pockets of the local police as they turn a blind eye. In fact, the local police are told to arrest anyone caught taking photos of the tribe members, but the opposite is occurring.

Andaman Chronicle newspaper, said “the Jarawa were being ‘abused. ‘They know they need to mix in the outside world but it should not be a culture shock – they should choose the pace at which they do it.”‘There have even been cases of Jarawa women having kids fathered by outsiders – but the babies are not accepted by the tribe and are killed.’

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This is just another example of how indigenous people the world over are consistently abused, put on display as freaks of nature for capital gains. The increased tourist traveling on these roads have disrupted their traditional way of live and have increased sexual disease along with exploitation of Jarawa women.

Modern day intervention has sacrificed the purity of the worlds oldest,most beautiful untouched way of life.

Let us know your thoughts… leave a comment below. Do you think this exploitation is right?

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