LITTLE ANDAMAN ISLAND
Little Andaman island (Onge: Gaubolambe) is the fourth largest of the Andaman Islands with an area of 739 km², lying at the southern end of the archipelago. It is home to the Onge tribe and has been a tribal reserve since 1957.
The lowlying island has widespread rainforest and several rare species of marine turtle. In the 1960s, the Government of India initiated a colonisation programme centred on forestry, but this was later largely abandoned and a court order in 2002 confirmed its protection.
Little Andaman is often considered the counterpart of the Great Andaman island group.