When we look to geneticists to help us determine their racial identity, were are confounded. The data from the human genome study has thus far concluded: The analysis of nuclear DNA confirms the uniqueness of the Andamanese people. First, they show a very small genetic variation, which is indicative of populations that have experienced a population bottleneck and then developed in isolation for a long period. Second, an allele has been discovered among the Jarawas which is found nowhere else in the world. Third, they present no specific affinity to any other population in the world. What? These populations today are typically classed as Proto-Australoids. Of course, this terminology is racially misleading.
Based largely on genetic research, the remaining Andamanese were the first humans to colonize India, likely 30–65 thousand years before present (kybp). 60% of all Indians share the mtDNA haplogroup M, which is universal among Andamanese islander and might be a genetic legacy of the postulated first Indians. Their ancestors are thought to have arrived in the islands 60,000 years ago from coastal India. However, before their arrival in India, they migrated from Afrika. They were one of the many hunting cultures of Afrika, and like the Mbuti and San, they are often identified as "pygmies or pygmoid." Additionally, their women are the only people outside Afrika with steatopygia similar to the San. Scientists have given us misleading data, and they have left out a given--the monogentic theory or as it is also called, the Out-of-Afrika theory.
We get a true picture of the Andamese from anthropology. According to anthropologists, the Andamese are Negritos. The term Negrito refers to several ethnic groups who inhabit isolated parts of Southeast Asia, and who are the most genetically distant human population from Afrikans, but who are nevertheless Africoid. Thus, though located in Asia, these populations are surviving descendants of settlers from an early migration out of Afrika. So the truth is, the Andamese are Afrikan people. The term Negritos says a lot. But then again, pictures say even more--they are worth a thousand words. What race do you see?