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February 2, 2009

Word of The Day

The Bushmen, San, Sho, Basarwa, ǃKung or Khwe are indigenous people of southern Africa that spans most areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola.

Mrs. Kobo, 23. The Great Andamanese tribe now has 41 members, almost on the verge of extinction. They are one of the last surviving Negrito tribes still living in India. They once numbered over 10,000 in 1789 and by 1969 were down to 19 individuals, dying mainly of modern contagious diseases like measles and influenza. This unique human tribe that has survived in isolation for the last 60,000 years is now assimilating into mainstream civilization. A May 2005 detailed genetic study has proved that the Great Andamanese are the second oldest surviving ancestors of the first man which originated in Africa.

Autochthon (from Greek αὐτόχθων "indigenous", from αὐτο− + χθων "earth, soil"), or the anglicized adjective autochthonous or abstract noun authochthony may refer to:

The indigenous peoples of a place

Autochthonous language, the language of an indigenous people

Source: Wikipedia, Corbis

1 comment:

Claire said...

We are the original people all over the globe.


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