Established as the 16th state of the Indian Union in 1963, Nagaland is located in the extreme northeast of India. The capital today is Dimapur. This city also served as the ancient capital of the Kachari tribe (prior to the 13th century) and contains monoliths and ruins of temples.
Christianity was brought to Nagaland in 1854 by a Baptist missionary and is the world’s only predominantly Baptist state (75%). This is a higher percentage of Baptists than Mississippi, USA. Roman Catholics, Revivalists, and Pentecostals are also found in large numbers. Hinduism and Islam are not practiced by the Naga ethnic community and account for less than 10% of the population.