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An Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Chowra, one of the islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is flat almost like a football field except for a hill located at its southern tip. Chowra, natively called Sanenyo, lies south of Car Nicobar Island in Nicobar District and has area of 8.2 sq km with a population of two thousand people.

The people of Chowra are held in high esteem by the Nicobar tribes and treated like priest class. The people of Chowra are excellent carpenters and potters and make very good canoes and earthen pots. The population of Chowra is divided into 5 clans with a chief. Chowra has no safe berthing due to the coral formation around the island. There is no source of drinking water on this island. The island of Chowra celebrates its annual pig festival or Panuohonot, in memory of their ancestors at the onset of the southwest monsoon. Kancheuollo or the chicken festival celebrated in the month of May.

Updated on 28th September, 2014
District: Nicobar

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