Andaman Islands

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The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east.wikipedia
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Bay of Bengal

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The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east.
The Bay of Bengal is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, bounded on the west and northwest by India, on the north by Bangladesh, and on the east by Myanmar and the Andaman Islands of India and Myanmar and the Nicobar Islands of India.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Most are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are a Union Territory of India, while a small number in the north of the archipelago, including the Coco Islands, belong to Myanmar.
It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 150 km wide Ten Degree Channel (on the 10°N parallel), with the Andamans to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south (or by 179 km).

Coco Islands

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Most are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are a Union Territory of India, while a small number in the north of the archipelago, including the Coco Islands, belong to Myanmar.
The Andaman Islands were taken over by the English East India Company in the 18th century.

Andamanese

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The Andaman Islands are home to the Andamanese, a group of indigenous people that includes a number of tribes, including the Jarawa and Sentinelese tribes.
The Andamanese are the various indigenous peoples of the Andaman Islands, part of India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory in the southeastern part of the Bay of Bengal in Southeast Asia.

Chatham Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

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In 1789, the Bengal Presidency established a naval base and penal colony on Chatham Island in the southeast bay of Great Andaman.
Chatham Island is an island of the Andaman Islands.

South Andaman Island

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In 1789, the Bengal Presidency established a naval base and penal colony on Chatham Island in the southeast bay of Great Andaman. Most of the forests are evergreen, but there are areas of deciduous forest on North Andaman, Middle Andaman, Baratang and parts of South Andaman Island.
South Andaman Island is the southernmost island of the Great Andaman and is home to the majority of the population of the Andaman Islands.

North Andaman Island

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After two years, the colony was moved to the northeast part of Great Andaman and was named Port Cornwallis after Admiral William Cornwallis.
North Andaman Island is the northern island of Great Andaman of the Andaman Islands.

Battle of Aberdeen (Andaman Islands)

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The Battle of Aberdeen was fought between the Great Andamanese tribe and the British.
92.7407670021057, 11.670855479324866 ] } } ]}The Battle of Aberdeen, on the Andaman Islands of India close to Port Blair, was an armed conflict that occurred on 14 May 1859 (according to Portman but 17 May according to other sources ) between the natives of the Andaman islands, armed with arrows and spears, and the gun-bearing officers and to some extent the convicts (Indian independence activists) of the Ross Island Penal Colony.

India

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The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east.
It predominates in the tropical moist forest of the Andaman Islands, the Western Ghats, and Northeast India.

Viper Island

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The Viper Chain Gang Jail on Viper Island was reserved for troublemakers, and was also the site of hangings.
Viper Island is an island of the Andaman Islands.

Archibald Blair

The settlement is now known as Port Blair (after the Bombay Marine lieutenant Archibald Blair who founded it).
His first surveying voyage to the Andaman Islands took place between December 1788 and April 1789, as a result of which the Governor-general decided to colonise the islands in order to provide a safe harbour in the war against pirates.

Penal colony

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In 1789, the Bengal Presidency established a naval base and penal colony on Chatham Island in the southeast bay of Great Andaman.
Two of the most infamous ones are on the Andaman Islands and Hijli.

A. D. Loganathan

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General Loganathan, of the Indian National Army, was Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which had been annexed to the Provisional Government.
He also served briefly as the Azad Hind Governor for the Andaman islands and Burma.

North Sentinel Island

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In November 2018, John Allen Chau, an American missionary, traveled illegally with the help of local fishermen to the North Sentinel Island of the Andaman Islands chain group on several occasions, despite a travel ban to the island.
North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal which also includes South Sentinel Island.

Andaman Sea

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It has 325 islands which cover an area of 6408 km2, with the Andaman Sea to the east between the islands and the coast of Burma.
The Andaman Sea (historically also known as the Burma Sea) is a marginal sea of the eastern Indian Ocean separated from the Bay of Bengal (to its west) by the Andaman Islands of India and Myanmar and the Nicobar Islands of India and touching Myanmar, Thailand, and the Malay Peninsula.

Cellular Jail

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In 1855, the government proposed another settlement on the islands, including a convict establishment, but the Indian Rebellion of 1857 forced a delay in its construction.
He and A. S. Lethbridge, a surgeon in the British administration, concluded that the punishment of transportation to the Andaman Islands was failing to achieve the purpose intended and that indeed criminals preferred to go there rather than be incarcerated in Indian jails.

Middle Andaman Island

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Most of the forests are evergreen, but there are areas of deciduous forest on North Andaman, Middle Andaman, Baratang and parts of South Andaman Island.
Middle Andaman Island is an island of the Andaman Islands.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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On 26 December 2004, the coast of the Andaman Islands was devastated by a 10 m tsunami following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which is the longest recorded earthquake, lasting for between 500 and 600 seconds.
After a pause of about another 100 seconds, the rupture continued northwards towards the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Ten Degree Channel

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The Ten Degree Channel separates the Andamans from the Nicobar Islands to the south.
The Ten Degree Channel is a channel that separates the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands from each other in the Bay of Bengal.

Baratang Island

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Most of the forests are evergreen, but there are areas of deciduous forest on North Andaman, Middle Andaman, Baratang and parts of South Andaman Island.
Baratang Island is an island of the Andaman Islands.

Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo

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The Andaman colony became notorious with the murder of the Viceroy Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, on a visit to the settlement (8 February 1872), by a Muslim convict, a Pathan from Afghanistan, Sher Ali Afridi.
While visiting the convict settlement at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands in 1872 for the purpose of inspection, he was assassinated by Sher Ali Afridi, an Afridi Pathan convict who used a knife.

Interview Island

Threats to wildlife come from introduced species including rats, dogs, cats and the elephants of Interview Island and North Andaman.
Interview Island is an island of the Andaman Islands.

Narcondam Island

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There are protected areas on Little Andaman, Narcondam, North Andaman and South Andaman, but these are mainly aimed at preserving the coast and the marine wildlife rather than the rainforests.
It is part of the Andaman Islands, the main body of which lie approximately 124 km to the west.

Dipterocarpus

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Major commercial timber species are Gurjan (Dipterocarpus spp.) and Padauk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides).
Dipterocarpus turbinatus, Gurjan, is a major commercial timber species found in the Andaman islands.

Port Blair

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The settlement is now known as Port Blair (after the Bombay Marine lieutenant Archibald Blair who founded it).
In the 1830s and 1840s, shipwrecked crews who landed on the Andamans were often attacked and killed by the natives, alarming the British government.