Since Cherrapunji is basically native to the Khasi Tribes, it is a predominant Christian region. Almost 80% of the members of this tribe are followers of Christianity, they are mostly Catholics or Presbyterian. Although before the 19th century, these tribes were animist. But due to several Anglo as well as American missionary societies, they were gradually converted into the faith of Christianity. Still now, the churches operate several schools and colleges which help them re-enforce their faith among these tribes. Here, the religion is an important part of the curriculum.