Just as incorrect, though much more flattering, is Claudius Ptolemy’s reference to these islands as being islands of `good fortune’. Maybe, he also believed –as the Dutch did and that is why they once tried to conquer them- that somewhere in these islands `there was a well… whose waters converted iron into gold, and was the true philosopher’s stone.
These islands as being islands of `good fortune’
The Nicobars seem to have got off rather lightly, because through the centuries they have always been referred to only referred to only to only as the land of `the naked people’.
The tribe lives under the threat of extinction in Dugong Creek, their biggest camp in little Andaman.
The Andaman and Nicobar groups of islands, also known as the Bay islands, lie at the foot of the