Every day our world is becoming smaller and smaller. People that seemed to be worlds apart are now able to talk to each other with a simple click of a button. Countries that used to take months to reach to after crossing land and sea are now only hours away by flight. So it might come as a surprise that there are actually groups of people around the world that either has never been contacted or have had very little contact with outsiders. Traditions that they have had over the years are maintained and their tribes continue to develop in most cases.
According to Rebecca Spooner from Survival International, as of 2013, there are an estimated 100 “uncontacted tribes” around the world, mainly in areas like New Guinea and the Amazon rainforest. This is partially due to governments trying to keep it this way. They know these remote tribes exist and encourage people to leave them alone and allow them to live in peace. Unfortunately, missionaries and tourists still search for them and bring diseases with them which could potentially wipe out an entire tribe as they have no immunity to fight off the outside disease. This, combined with companies trying to seize the land for mining, agriculture, timber, etc…, make it seem like an uphill battle for many of these isolated tribes.
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