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2006-02-06 09:17:23

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Members of one of the world's most primitive and isolated tribes have killed two fishermen who strayed on to their island in India's Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, a senior government official said on Monday. Coast guards spotted two bodies buried in sand last month on North Sentinel Island, 40 km (25 miles) west of the island chain's capital, Port Blair, said chief administrator D. S. Negi. A group of about 20 Sentinelese tribes people were surrounding them,...

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2005-05-19 19:52:14

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) -- Two primitive tribes in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands are believed to be direct descendants of the first humans who migrated from Africa at least 50,000 years ago, according to a study by Indian biologists. A team of biologists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad studied the DNA of 10 Onge and Great Andamanese people in the Indian Ocean archipelago who lived for tens of thousands of years in "genetic...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'