The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the "Māori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early Māori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs. And later a prominent warrior culture emerged.
The Andamans' original (and endangered) inhabi(tants are some of the most remote tribal groups on earth. Since Indian independence in 1947, the islands have been flooded with immigrants, mainly Bengali refugees from Bangladesh.