Andaman and Nicobar islands have a unique culture. The island have a mixed culture characterised by the two distinct native populations. They are the Negroid and the Mongoloid settlers of the island. Along with these the mainstream culture was brought about by the early settlers from Indian mainland. These distinct strains have retained their identities and culture even after a long time. Though there is a mixture of cultures the great significance of Andaman and Nicobar island is the peaceful co existence of these cultures.
The culture of indigenous people of islands are most significant aspect of the island. The inhabitants of the Andaman are of Negroid origin who were migrated from Africa thousands of years ago. The main groups of Nicobar tribes are the Nicobari (Nicobarese) and Shompens.
Today the culture of Andaman and Nicobar is a blend of various religions, languages and ethnic groups. Port Blair, the capital city of the island has a cosmopolitan with people from different part of the world. All the people live here peacefully maintaining the unique culture of the territory. All the fairs and festivals are celebrated here with great unity and enthusiasm. Festivals of every religion are celebrated equally.