The present study makes an attempt to provide an insight into the vast tribal knowledge, the great utility and relevance of this knowledge for all the entire mankind, and the way this knowledge has been acquired and possessed by the indigenous people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Despite the undisputable significance of such knowledge and myriad benefits accruing from this acquisition, it is least likely that these indigenous methods can be put to use unless the possessors of this knowledge stay alive.
KeywordsDemographic decline Endangered Excluded Assimilation Destitution Encroachments Precious knowledge
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