If you feel blessed to be born in the 21 st century surrounded with modern technologies and gadgets, then you must know that our world is full of people who still are unaware of all these conveniences. These are men and women born in the ancient tribes who have no idea what lies in the world outside the jungle or island or mountain they live in. In fact, they are so unfriendly and unacceptable to outsiders that they are capable of killing, frightening or eating them too! If you try to get too close to them, you might have to pay with your life because these uncivilised tribal do not understand the rules and regulations of the world. All they follow is their culture and tradition and listen to the elders of their family.
Let’s know more about such ancient tribes that still exist and is largely unaware of the outside world.
Sentinelese Tribe of North Sentinel, Andaman
Well Sentinelese tribal must be the most unfriendly lot in the whole wide world! The remoteness of this more than 60,000 year old tribe, who live on North Sentinel Island in Andaman, is such that Indian government has put a ban on tourists and travellers on going near them as they are uncivilized, dangerous and can kill outsiders within a blink of eye. They have no idea what lies in the outside world while outside world is unaware of how they live, the language they speak or what they call themselves as no one till date has been able to find a way inside the island.
The world was quite surprised when the entire tribe survived the wrath of 2004 Tsunami that claimed thousands and lakhs of innocent lives. During that time the government had sent a few helicopters over the island to check on them but they drove them away by shooting arrows at them!
Asaro Tribe, Papua New Guinea
The world came to know about the existence of Asaro tribe only in the 20 th century. Before that for several years, Asaro people used to terrorise people from the nearby villages in the region with scary mud masks. Also known as ‘Mudmen’ in Papua New Guinea, this tribe lives in a village called Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province.
There’s an interesting story behind why Asaro tribe people look and dress up like they do. It is said that many years ago, Asaro tribe was attacked by rival tribes. In order to save themselves, they hid in the Asaro River for some time. But when Asaro people came out of the river, their enemies were still there. However, the moment they looked at them, they ran away as Asaro were covered in white mud from the river. Thinking that they were ghosts, the enemies ran away. Since then, Asaro tribe people started covering themselves in mud.
Maasai Tribe, Kenya and Tanzania
Maasai Tribe of Kenya and Tanzania is another tribe that has survived successfully! A Maasai is a born warrior, as from childhood to adulthood all men in the tribe are taught to be responsible and protectors. Their job is to protect the women, animal and the livestock along with providing to their families. The fathers and other elders in the family mentor the young boys throughout their childhood how to take care of their people and how to become a successful warrior.
Korowai Tribe, Papua New Guinea
Korowai Tribe, also known as called the Kolufo, of Papua New Guinea don’t wear clothes orkoteka (a penis gourd/cover). The men in of the tribe hide their private parts with leaves and are arch hunters! There must be around 3000 of them and they still live in tree houses and are unaware of world of mobile, television, clothes or houses. Also, they follow strict rules when it comes to women. These people also follow cannibalism, which is a no secret.
Kazakh Tribe, Mongolia
The eagle hunter tribe of Mongolia, Kazakh people are the descendants of Turkic, Mongolic and Indo-Iranian group. These people excel in eagle hunting and rely on their clans and herds mostly. They believe in nature and pray to sky and fire, and also believe in evil spirits largely. Kazakhs believe in living with their own community and do not like to mix with outside world.