5 most isolated tribal communities in the world.

These are some rarest of rare tribes that the rest of the world least know about

Isolated from the world but not from nature, these indigenous tribes live in the deepest, darkest corners of the Earth disconnected from the rest of the world. Some of them fled into forests centuries ago to escape conflict, others broke off from larger groups and established their tribes, and others experienced contact but then retreated into the wilderness, each of these tribes has its history and reasons to be isolated. Each one of these tribes has their own way of living and have traditional dresses, languages, food habits and traditions and hold their ethnicity as the top priority. One of the major reasons for them being disconnected is their fear of losing their ethnicity, land and culture. As the whole is moving towards globalization, these tribes are fighting to save their ethnicity and culture.


One of the oldest tribal groups who hold a history of 60,000 years is the direct descendants of the earliest humans in Africa. Living in the North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal are among the rarest of the rare people, who hardly came in contact with the whole world. This group of tribes belonging to the group of Andamanese tribes but unlike the Jarwas,  Onge, the Shompen, and the Nicobarese, refused any interaction with the outside world.e The  Indian government has declared North Sentinel Island a tribal reserve and prohibited travel as the tribes are known to be ferociously hostile to visitors.


Awa are the indigenous tribes of the Amazon, who still live in the deepest darkest corners of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon has been their home for thousands of years but recent deforestation, Illegal logging, and other encroachment have left  60-80 of the roughly 600 of their people. They still live a nomadic uncontacted life and are solely dependent on the bounty of their land.

Himba Herders

Found in the parts of northwest Namibia and Southern Angola, these semi-nomadic tribes are totally disconnected from the rest of the world. They live under tipi-shaped structures built with mud and dung and survive on goat meat most of the time. There are around   20,000 to 30,000 members left in the tribe and are being constantly threatened by new developments. The tribes are well rooted in their own traditions and keep an ancestral fire burning 24 hours a day in homage to their god Mukuru.


Ayoreo is one of the distinct tribes found in the wilderness of the  Paraguayan Chaco. Traditionally, nomadic hunter-gatherers, these tribes have been sedentarized by missionaries in the twentieth century. The tribes have come in contact with the world since their first interaction in the 1940 -50s, Mennonite farmers established colonies there. But still many live in complete isolation as they are constantly being threatened and forced to leave their lands. Their lands grow smaller and fewer every year due to foreign ranching companies who buy their land and destroy the forest to make vast clearings for cattle.


Living in the pristine wilderness of the Acres state of  Brazil, The tribe in that area is untouched and are ferociously independent and hostile toward outsiders. This hatred comes from the bloodshed of their indigenous people during the South American rubber boom. Countless members of the tribe were slaughtered or enslaved in the rubber trade and worked to death. The tribe that we see today are due to those small numbers of people who manage to escape into the jungle.

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