Boa Sr was the last member of the Andamanese Bo people. With her death the world loses an entire culture.
The article is very interesting, but also sad, because you can see clearly just how destructive colonial interference was, as well as the foreign diseases it brought. And it’s also clear that the world’s not as “post-colonial” as we might like to think.
Boa Sr herself amazes me. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have no one else in the entire world who speaks your own language.