Christianity in the hill tracts of north-eastern region spread
as a result of the British religious policy in the area. At present almost
all of the hill tribal population is Christian. All groups of Nagas and
Kukis of Manipur have adopted Christianity. The greatest contribution
of Christianity has been the spread of education. The Bible is available
in Tankhul, Thado, Lushai and Meitei dialects. The priests are mostly
from South India.
The churches are spread throughout the hills in villagers. Most of these
churches have schools attached to them. The tribal Christians celebrate
Christmas with full enthusiasm. The tribals are very fond of Indian and
Western music. They have accepted English as a medium of dealing but they
write in their own dialect. They feel that the use of their dialect is
a cultural requirement. All tribals are clan conscious and he will like
to glorify the name of his clan and family. They do not adopt the Christian
names. A Christian locality is also a place of peace and harmony. Very
few groups clashes are allowed to occur.