Jarawa sub-ethnic Andamanese people in India

Jarawa sub-ethnic Andamanese people in India

Jarawa sub-ethnic Andamanese people in India (who are the original inhabitant of India before the Mangolian came to settle in Asia) performing their traditional African dance. These are the original bonafide owners of India as a country but the Indian govt has done all it could to prevent the world from knowing about them.

The Andamanese tribe may today be seen as facing extinction and still consigned to the hinterlands of India where they suffer massive humiliation as a group of black Africans, but they are one of the original Africans (blacks) who inhabited Asia and the country India before the arrival of the Mangolians or so-called Asians. Out of India`s over 1 billion population, Andamanese population is now below 350. This special group of ancient African Indians and bona fide owners of India as a country will gradually fade out of the world if proper international humanitarian attention is not given to them.
THE JARAWA: The Jarawas are said to be the darkest people (sociologically and scientifically speaking and not from a derogatory point of view) in the world.Their population size is now estimated 250 to 400.Jarawa (also sometimes spelt Jarwa, which is closer to the original pronunciation) means "stranger" in the language of the Great Andamanese Aka-Bea . The Jarawa call themselves Ya-eng-nga (which, invevitably, means "human being". Without the characteristic Jarawa prefix ya- this is very close to what the Onge call themselves: en-nge, and which in Onge also has the same meaning as in Jarawa, a major piece of evidence for the long-suspected relationship between the two groups.
The Jarawa are the quintessentially "hostile Andamanese". They seem to have been at war with the Great Andamanese in general and with their main enemy, the Great Andamanese Aka-Bea tribes, for a very long time.
When the British landing party established itself at Port Blair in order to set up a penal colony in 1858 it knew nothing of the Jarawa. They soon heard about them, from their their new Great Andamanese Aka-Bea allies that there was a ferocious tribe hiding in the interior of South Great Andaman. The British paid little attention, being wholly preoccupied with the difficult task of establishing their new penal colony in a climate that seemed to them more hostile than any new tribe could be.

BY: Kweku Darko Ankrah

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