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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A group of islands in the eastern part of the Bay of Bengal south of Myanmar (Burma). They are separated from the Malay Peninsula by the Andaman Sea, an arm of the Bay of Bengal, and are part of the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands belonging to India.

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  • proper n. A group of islands in the Bay of Bengal.


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  • The quake hit at 10: 24 p.m. local time Tuesday, about 135 miles (215 km) from Port Blair, a city in the Andaman Islands, which is part of India, the agency said.

    Signs of the Times

  • Also, it must have been thoroughly deserved: nearly all the people killed were Muslims (who are following a false faith), Hindus or Buddhists (worshipping other gods), or animists, who hate God even more than the Muslims (note that the epicentre was very close to the Andaman Islands which is infested with animists).


  • His reports on the Bonda tribe in the hilly regions of the state of Orissa in India and the Jarawa in the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal, have triggered a huge response from readers of the Observer.

    The 'human safari' is an outrage to tribal feelings | Observer editorial

  • Yet in the Andaman Islands – where the Observer first exposed the scandal of human safaris to see the protected Jarawa tribe, and women being forced to dance in return for food – tourists continue to pour through the jungle, despite promises by the Indian government to crack down on tours.

    'Human safaris' in India: tour operators face prison

  • The Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal, are governed by India.

    So I was surfing....

  • The last speaker of an ancient tribal language has died in the Andaman Islands, breaking a 65,000-year link to one of the world's oldest cultures.

    So I was surfing....

  • Death of Boa Sr, last person fluent in the Bo language of the Andaman Islands, breaks link with 65,000-year-old culture

    So I was surfing....

  • BBC News - Last speaker of ancient language of Bo dies in India: The last speaker of an ancient language in India's Andaman Islands has died at the age of about 85, a leading linguist has told the BBC.

    Archive 2010-01-31

  • Nazroo, a mahout, poses for a portrait while taking his elephant, Rajan, out for a swim in front of Radha Nagar Beach in Havelock, Andaman Islands.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • The latest quake also follows a stronger quake overnight, measured at a 7.6 magnitude, in eastern Asia, off the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean.

    Second Earthquake Hits Japan, Rattles Buildings in Tokyo


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