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1858
The British colonized the Andaman Islands home to 10 tribes of the Great Andamanese comprising some 5,000 people. Most were killed or died of diseases brought by the colonizers. In 2010 the last speaker of Bo, one of the ten dialects used by the tribes, died.
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2005 Jun
India's tsunami-hit Andaman islands signed a tourist deal with Thailandís resort town of Phuket. Environmentalists slammed the deal saying such a move would destroy the fragile ecology of the Andaman and Nicobar islands and encourage the sex trade.
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2012 Jan 11
India's Tribal Affairs Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo said an investigation had been ordered as rights campaigners and politicians condemned a video showing women from a protected and primitive tribe dancing for tourists reportedly in exchange for food on India's Andaman Islands.
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2014
The population of the India-owned Andaman Islands was about 400,000.
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