They love sports, particularly wrestling and canoe racing
Most of the Nicobarese today are Christians, there are still some, mainly on the island of Chaura, whose religion can only be described as undisguised animist.
The Nicobarese love sports, particularly wrestling and canoe racing. In recent years they have also taken to football. But their favorite sport continues to be canoe racing. They love singing and dancing and make use of every occasion to have a feast. It may sound incredible but there are no fewer than ten feasts held in honor of a dead person, the first one being of a sad and solemn nature when no singing or dancing is allowed. Most of the feasts last two days when a majority of the guests stay awake during the entire period.
In spite of a handful of Shompens in Great Nicobar, a few Jarawas and Sentinalse and, maybe, a couple of Onges in Little Andaman following their stone Age pursuits, the face of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is fast changing and has, in fact, changed beyond all recognition during the last fifty years. The population is increasing, and there are sings of development and progress everywhere. Jetties and wharves are springing up all over today it is possible to land in some of the previously inaccessible and unpopulated islands.
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