The Sentinelese of North Sentinel Island (with Map & Photos)

North Sentinel Island, which belongs to the Andaman Islands, is a small island of no more than 70 square kilometers that sits in India. From a bird's eye view we might think that we are facing one of the great paradises of the Indian Ocean, but the truth is that it is difficult to know because one of the most isolated and dangerous tribes in the world lives here.

North Sentinel Island
North Sentinel Island

There is in the Bay of Bengal, which is located in the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, an archipelago called the Andaman Islands. One of these islands is officially administered by India. But in fact, it is inhabited by natives who have not changed anything in their way of life for 60 thousand years and are very aggressive towards everyone who wants to visit them.

North Sentinel Island
North Sentinel Island

The area of ​​North Sentinel Island is just over 70 square kilometers. The number of people inhabiting it cannot be accurately calculated and is currently estimated at approximately 50 to 400 people. In general, there is some uncertainty about the status of the island - due to the lack of any agreements or official confirmation of physical occupation. Therefore, North Sentinel is de facto an autonomous region of India. But the inhabitants of the island hardly guess about it.

North Sentinel Island Map