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News from the Jarawa


Legal blow for controversial Andaman tourist resort

Weeks after the last member of the Bo tribe died on the Andaman Islands, an Indian court has moved to protect the neighbouring Jarawa tribe by suspending the operation of a controversial tourist resort.

Extinct: Andaman tribe’s extermination complete as last member dies

Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker of ‘Bo’, one of the ten Great Andamanese languages. The Bo are thought to have lived in the Andaman Islands for as much as 65,000 years, making them the descendants of one of the oldest human

Celebrity resort threatens isolated tribes

A luxury resort being built on the Andaman Islands in India is threatening the survival of the Jarawa tribe, who number just 320 and have only had contact with outsiders since 1998.

Tragedy strikes Andamans tribe

Eight members of the Onge tribe in the Andaman Islands, India, have died and 15 more are in hospital after drinking from a container which washed ashore on their island reserve.