Khamptis occupying the eastern part of the state, are Buddhist by religion.
They have their own script which is derived from the Tai language. The
society is divided into classes, signifying distinct status in the social
hierarchy. The chiefs naturally occupy the highest position
the priest who wield considerable influence over all ranks. In the past
the slaves constitutes the lowest rank.
The Kamptis profess the Hinayana form of Buddhism but
they do not abstain from meat. Two great celebrations are held in commemoration
of the birth and death of Gautham
Buddha for which they take out religious procession with the idol
of the Buddha.