The Jarawas

Written by Alok Mohan on July 18, 2023. Posted in Uncategorized

The Jarawas

The Jarawas are traditional hunter-forager-fishermen, and are ancient tribal warriors community. Before the 19th century, the Jarawa homelands were located in the southeast part of South Andaman Island and nearby islets.
The Jarawa tribe is one of the indigenous tribes living in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, India. They are one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to several indigenous tribes, and the Jarawa are one of the four main tribes, the others being the Great Andamanese, Onge, and Sentinelese.
The Jarawa people have a distinct culture and language, which is unrelated to the languages spoken by other indigenous tribes in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Their language belongs to the Great Andamanese language family, which is unique to these islands. The Jarawa language is endangered, as its use has significantly decreased over the years due to various factors, including the impact of modernization and contact with the outside world.

The Jarawa tribe has traditionally lived a nomadic lifestyle, depending on hunting, gathering, and fishing for their sustenance. They have a deep knowledge of their forest environment and utilize various natural resources for their survival. Historically, they have had minimal contact with the outside world and have largely maintained their traditional way of life.

However, in recent decades, the Jarawa tribe has faced numerous challenges due to encroachment on their land, poaching, and the impact of tourism. The Andaman Trunk Road, which passes through their territory, has been a point of contention, as it has increased contact with the outside world and disrupted their traditional way of life. Efforts have been made to protect the tribe’s rights, including restricting access to their territory and promoting awareness about their vulnerability.
GOI has implemented policies to safeguard the Jarawa tribe and their land, including strict regulations on access to the Andaman Trunk Road and efforts to discourage tourism that exploits or harms the tribe. There are also initiatives to provide education and healthcare services, while respecting the tribe’s cultural identity and autonomy.

Alok Mohan

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