Typical examples of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups are the Greater Andamanese
, Onge, and Sentinelese living in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Irulas and Todas of Tamil Nadu, the Kadar and Kurumbas of Kerala, and the Chenchus, Kolam, and Thoti of Andhra Pradesh.
"The only way Andamanese
authorities can prevent the annihilation of another tribe is to ensure North Sentinel Island is protected from outsiders."
Two pygmy populations, the Andamanese
and Kalahari Bushmen, have crania that are usually smaller than Indians' except on breadth measurements.
Abbi (linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru U., New Delhi, India) presents a grammar that emerged from the major language documentation project Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese
, conducted from 2005 to 2009.
Aboriginal tribes (Nicobarese, Shompen, Jarawas, Sentinels, Ongese, Great Andamanese
) of Bay Islands (Andaman and Nicobar islands), India uses the rhizomes for stomach disorders, including diarrhea.
Nutritional deficiency disorders and high mortality among children of the Great Andamanese
A linguist, Professor Anvita Abbi said the number of Jarawa tribals were declining like he Great Andamanese
tribe whose population has dwindled from 5000 to 56.
Anthropologists believe that the Bo language (and the other remaining primitive languages spoken by the remaining 52 people on the Great Andamanese
islands) might be the last representatives of those languages which go back to pre-Neolithic times.
It seems that the Andamanese
were living in an area under Indian rule.
Summary: One of the world's oldest dialects, which traces its origins to tens of thousands of years ago, has become extinct after the last person to speak it died on a remote Indian island.AaBoa Sr, the 85-year-old last speaker of "Bo," was the oldest member of the Great Andamanese
The Bo are thought to have been among 10 distinct Great Andamanese
tribes which numbered around 5,000 strong when the British colonised the Andaman Islands in 1858.
The islands' indigenous inhabitants, the Negritos, who are related to the Andamanese
of the Andaman Islands, now constitute only 0.003 per cent of the population