The 10 most dangerous and isolated tribes on Earth

These tribes that live isolated and far from society for various reasons and some of them are collected here.

We live in a civilized and technologically advanced world, but there are still certain tribes that live isolated and far from society . They live in remote places like jungles or on uncharted islands . Some micro-societies with deeply rooted styles in terms of religion, culture, traditions and lifestyles. One of the characteristics that unite some of them is that of rejecting modern society .

The reality is that there have been cases of assassinations of those adventurers, paramilitaries, investigators, poachers or journalists who have come too close to the territory of these tribes. The problem is that the vast majority of them react violently when they feel that their territory is being violated. Therefore, avoid approaching their areas.

Not all these isolated tribes are a real danger for the rest of the mortals, but in this post the ten most dangerous or remote are going to be highlighted so that you know them :

The Sentinelese

The Sentinelese are possibly the most isolated tribe in the world and reside on an island in the Pacific Ocean, known as ‘ The Island of Death ‘. It is an area that is the size of Manhattan and its resistance to any foreign contact is such that there have already been cases of murders such as that of the American missionary John Allen Chau , who did not manage to leave the island alive .

The Shuar or Jíbaros

The Shuar , also known as Jíbaros, are one of the most well-known and numerous indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest. The group inhabits between the jungles of Peru and Ecuador . It is a town feared by the numerous somewhat macabre and truculent traditions. For example, one of them is its traditional head reduction. A ritual that consisted of reducing human heads until they reached the approximate size of an orange . They were later mummified and preserved as war trophies.


The Mursi are an African tribe residing in Debub Omo, Ethiopia , and are believed to number some 9,000 members. They live mainly in the steppes of Jinka and the mountains of Omo Park in the Central Omo region. They are very belligerent and feared, their aggressive reputation and great warriors resound in the areas and countries surrounding where they reside.

Huli Wigman

The Huli Wigmen tribe , known as Haroli, live in Papua New Guinea , specifically in the so-called Southern Highlands. It is estimated that its population is 150,000 inhabitants and that they have lived in the same area for more than 1,000 years. At the social level, they are grouped into clans (hamigini) and subclans (emene hamigini).

The Mashco-Piro Tribe

The Mashco Piro tribe is one of the semi-nomadic peoples that inhabit the Peruvian territory . A large part of the population lives in isolation and moves between the Mashco Piro, Madre de Dios and Murunahua Territorial Reserves. However, in recent years they have begun to show interest in kitchen utensils and come out of isolation .

The Pintupi

The Pintupi , an Australian tribe, had their first contact with the rest of the world in 1984 . A news that monopolized all the covers of the newspapers of the country. The group inhabited Lake MacDonald and Lake Mackay. It is said that they were the last to come into contact with civilization . The Pintupi were not satisfied with the western way of life and left the civilized cities to return to the heart of the desert.

The Jarawa

The Jarawa tribe is a nomadic hunter-gatherer people who have lived for millennia in the jungles of what are now the Andaman Islands in India . They live in nine groups of forty or fifty people in the Andaman Islands.

Almost exterminated by colonization,  their main threat is the invasion of their land caused by the construction of an illegal highway through the jungle in the 1970s . The road has attracted settlers, poachers and loggers. However, the worst are the so-called ‘human safaris’ ,  where the Jarawa are treated as mere tourist attractions.

The Old Believers

One family was discovered by Soviet geologists in 1978 after four decades isolated from civilization in Siberia . They had no contact with the world after fleeing Soviet religious persecution. Their way of life was to hunt, fish and gather.

The Korowai

The Korowai tribe , known as the Kolufo, are an aboriginal people of southeastern Western New Guinea . His first contact was in the 1970s with some anthropologists. It regarded foreigners as phantom demons . They are known to be one of the last cannibalistic tribes in the world. It is believed that the Korowai will eventually integrate into the rest of the island society.

The Loneliest Man In The World


Considered ” The loneliest man in the world ” is the only survivor of his indigenous tribe and has been living in complete solitude for more than 22 years. In 2018, the National Foundation for the Indigenous of Brazil (Funai), managed to film him in the Tanaru region, in the northern state of Rondonia to show that he is still alive.

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