5 Scariest Tribes You Don’t Want to Meet

Leia Smith | 06 - 05 - 2023
A Picture of a Tribe

Earth is the only planet fit for survival. Different variety of species exists in this wonderful world.  However, humans are the most dominant species of all. Though people are marching towards a new techno-savvy world, some people are stuck isolated in an island, but that’s what they prefer too. A few tribal communities prefer to stay uncontacted than exhibit themselves to the outside world. Here are the five dangerous and uncontacted tribes that exist on the planet.

  1. The Sentinelese

The Sentinelese are one the most threatening isolated tribes that exist in the world. The Sentinelese tribe occupies North Sentinel Island, of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. They are the most isolated tribe in the world, inhabiting their forested land which is nearly as large as Manhattan. Persistently they ignore contact with foreigners and attack anyone trying to approach them.

  1. Aztecs 

The Aztecs are known for their violence and barbarity. These tribes were present in the American continent even before Columbus discovered them. They practice human sacrifice. The Aztecs perform agonizing rituals, they cut the human’s heart while in the state of life and prepare the body for meat.  In order to please the sun and moon (whom they consider gods) they perform this ritual on the full moon and no moon day. With all these facts they have been considered to be one of the most dangerous tribes.

Where do the Sentinelese live?
  • A. Africa
  • B. South America
  • C. Andaman Islands
  • D. None of the above
  1. Awá

Considered “the most endangered tribe”, around 100 of the Awá’s 600 members still live as nomads in the Amazon forest, in Brazil. Additionally, this tribe is the indigenous people of Brazil who dwell in the Amazon rainforest. Since they are interested in logging they are regarded as a dangerous tribe. The youngsters of the tribe are taught how to craft their bows and arrows and how to hunt at an early age.

  1. Papuan Tribes 

Around 312 tribes exist in West Papua, an Indonesian domain on the island of New Guinea off Australia. They cultivate sweet potatoes and raise pigs in the highlands. Ethnically the Papuan people are distinct from the Indonesians, who currently occupy the territory frequently amid the strife. Be it food, agriculture, or nurturing themselves they are self-dependent.

  1. Yaifo Tribes 

The Yaifo tribe lives in crocodile-infested jungles of Papua New Guinea. In 1988, Benedict Allen a British writer who visited the tribe narrates the horrifying dance with bow and arrow they did to welcome him. 

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