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Andaman and Nicobar

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Islands in Nicobar

Car Nicobar

Car Nicobar is a flat Island of 129 Big Lapati, a village in this island is the parent village from where Nicobarese grew and fanned themselves out. The religion of most of the Nicobarese is Christianity. Bishop John Richardson who passed away at the age of one hundred is responsible for the conversion.


It is an Island of the most magnificent natural harbour along with Camrota and Trinket. Nancourie Island has an area of about 67sq.kms. On one side of Nancourie is Camrota Island which is the administrative  headquarter of the Nancourie group. Ram Lachmi, the chief of Camrota and Nancourie lives here though there is not much of a tribal leader about her and she dresses like any other person on the mainland. 


It is the most developed Island with an area of 175sq.kms and the majority of the population are Scheduled Tribe. The soil is good and rubber plantation is thriving. The Island of Pullomillor is a market for copra and bettle nuts. The beach is extremely beautiful .


Kondul is a small Island to the north of Great Nicobar and is known for good canoes.