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Why have certain groups of people been sealed off from the rest of the world in the process of evolution, and why hasn’t their way of life changed over the last millennium? The very existence of isolated tribes and nationalities on the planet questions Darvin’s greatest theory concerning the origin of humankind. The estimated number of isolated tribes is more than a hundred, thousands in number in some of them. Each tribe has its own unique cultural traditions that had developed over centuries. Despite the global spread of certain pleasures of civilization people are in no hurry to part with their simple way of life devoid of modern features. Some of the isolated tribes still have contact with representatives of the “Big World” and initiate them into their culture. But still they extremely rare copy the traditions and skills from “Big Land people”.

Племя Сурма, Kenya-Ethiopia

Suri, also known as the Surma people are one of the best-known tribes on the planet. They live in Ethiopia. Suri have become worldwide known as a result of unusual traditions. The women wear lip and ear plates that are made out of clay since their birth. The size of plates is increased every year making Suri women truly beautiful.

Племя Сурма, Kenya-Ethiopia The only objective of such a tradition is to become the most outwardly different from ordinary people with whom the Suri wish to have nothing to do. For many hundreds of years the Surma people raise cattle. They are extremly unlikely to contact outsiders and only 40 years ago were completely isolated from the rest of the world. Russian physicians were the first to establish contact with the isolated tribe. They left the Surma men some Kalashnikov rifles – a token of getting aquainted which are used to protect their cattle from wild animals.

The mysterious tribe has engaged numerous researches’ interest. Some scientists believe that the Suri are representatives of alien civilizations, others believe in their superpowers – an ability to transmit thoughts at a distance. Not long ago the theory of the Suri’s alien origin found an interesting confirmation. Minerals new to science have been found in the soil in indigenous territories as well as elevated radiation level has been recorded. Next - Сентинельцы

Сентинельцы, India

Сентинельцы, India Sentinelese are a mysterious tribe, living on the North Sentinel island, which is situated not far from the coasts of Thailand and India. The tribe is extremely negative towards the strangers. The approaching ships will be honored by the hail of arrows. The members of National Geographic team have recently tried to land on the island. Two leaders were killed by the sharp arrows of the natives, and the head of the research group was seriously injured. Complete article

Племя Рамапо, USA

Племя Рамапо, USA Among the Indian peoples living on the territory of North America, the Ramapo tribe is considered to be the most mysterious. They succeeded in concealing the tribe from the whole world for a few centuries. Until the end of the 18th century no one knew about their existence. At the beginning of the 18th century, the colonization of the east coast was completed. The European emigrants have carried out the full census of the tribes living on the coast of the Atlantic and on the coasts of the Mississippi River. Complete article

Пинтупийская девятка, Australia

Пинтупийская девятка, Australia The Pintupi Nine – such a name has got a small tribe of aborigins consisting of nine people and living in isolation in a remote area of Western Australia. The tribe was discovered in 1984. Unlike many “lost tribes” the Pintupi people happily joined the society and did not hesitate to break up with their centuries-old traditions. The Pintupi-speaking aborigins tracked the tribe down and told them that there is no need to wander the desert any more. Complete article

Племя Рук, Vietnam

Племя Рук, Vietnam Vietnam is also famous for its severeal isolated tribes. The language of communication unites the tribes, whereas their traditions and practicies are unique. The most unusual one is the story of meeting of nothern Vietnam inhabitants with the Ruc people. The Ruc tribe was first encountered by Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War against America. Complete article

Племя Хули, Indonesia - Papua New Guinea

Племя Хули, Indonesia - Papua New Guinea The Huli tribe is the most attractive, original and interesting clan among Papua New Guinea tribes. They are one of the largest cultural groups in the region, numbering approximately 150000. They actively contact with the modern world, are friendly to tourists and even take part in festivals and celebrations. Complete article

Племя Горока, Indonesia - Papua New Guinea

Племя Горока, Indonesia - Papua New Guinea The Goroka tribe of Papua New Guinea is world-known due to its age-old traditions. The Goroka men wear beautiful headdresses covered in parrot feathers and feathers of birds of paradise. Adornments made of seashells are considered the most valuable ones. They are a sign of prosperity and wealth. Very often a shell necklace is presented to a local girl by her future husband before the wedding. The tradition of wearing jewelry made of shells dates back hundreds of years ago, when tiny pieces of pearl replaced the money. Complete article

Племя Каро, Ethiopia

Племя Каро, Ethiopia The Karo tribe is the smallest tribe in South Ethiopia that resides along the banks of the Omo River. Difficult living conditions has led to a serious reduction in the number of the tribe. Now their number is around 1000. As well as many original tribes the Karo are distinguished by their manner to decorate their faces and bodies using white chalk and red ochre. The men paint themselves brighter than the women to look more attractive and courageous. Complete article

Племя Масаи, Kenya - Tanzania

Племя Масаи, Kenya - Tanzania The Maasai people of East Africa live in the savanna between southern Kenia and nothern Tanzania. The tribe has some 900 000. They differ by a special way of life, which has absolutely not changed over the past century. A tribal structure is based on the so-called age-groups. The responsibilities of tribe members depend on the age of the group they belong to. Complete article

Племя Калам, Indonesia - Papua New Guinea

Племя Калам, Indonesia - Papua New Guinea Speaking of the Papua New Guinea tribes, the Kalam tribe is surely worth mentioning. The Kalam people are settled in a village high in the mountains of Simbai where they can only be reached by helicopter since the mountain road is very steep and slick and covered with bushes. Complete article

Племя Ладакхи, India

Племя Ладакхи, India The Indian Ladakhi tribe is rather sizeable and has around 57000. Border areas of Jammu and Kashmir states are the place of residence of the tribe. Much of this territory is occupied by the Indus River Valley. Favourable climatic conditions and abundance of fresh water give the Ladakhi the ability of farming, which remains their principal means of livelihood. Complete article

Племя Цаатаны, Mongolia

Племя Цаатаны, Mongolia The Tsaatan nomads from Mongolia live like no one else. They inhabit Darkhad Valley, their number was 282 people in 2010. Over the past 50 years it has reduced by half. Even in 1965, the tribe consisted of 455 people. Tsaatan people are experienced reindeer herders. They live in their traditional tents named ‘yurts’. Contacts with tourists give them an opportunity to earn extra money from the sale of handicrafts. Complete article
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