Photographer's Note

The Jarawa are one of the tribal indigenous peoples of the Andaman Islands. Their present numbers are estimated at between 250-350 individuals.

The biggest threat to the Jarawa in recent years came from the building of the Great Andaman Trunk Road through their newer western forest homeland in the 1970s. In late 1997, some Jarawa started coming out of their forest to visit nearby settlements for the first time. Within months a serious measles epidemic broke out.[citation needed] Later, in 2006 the Jarawa suffered another outbreak of measles. There were however, no reported deaths.

Courtesy: Andaman Administration
Source: Wikipedia

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