Banned for Strangers: This ‘hostile’ tribe on North Sentinel tries to kill every visitor on their island
A tribe on an island in the Indian Ocean is known for hostility as it don’t allow any visitor to step on its territory and in case of otherwise, they go after you to kill.
The tribe is said to have inhabited the place for 60,000 years.
The islanders of North Sentinel, which lies between India and Myanmar, have been approached numerous times over the last few decades but often attack visitors.
The number of inhabitants on the island is thought to vary between 40 and 500.
It is thought the inhabitants’ ancestors first set foot on the island tens of thousands of years ago having arrived there from Africa.
However, they have been allowed to live in isolation after showing a lack of tolerance for all strangers.
Previous encounters with the outside world have ended fatally including in 2006 when two man were killed when fishing illegally.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to make contact, the Indian government has made it illegal for people to travel within three miles of the island.
Video footage shows inhabitants line up on beaches with spears and bows and arrows.