The Lushei, being one of the major tribes of northeast residing in lushai hills influenced neighbouring, smaller tribes, such as the chakma, the reang(Bru) Presently most ethnic Lushei tribe (people) are Christian. The major Christian denominations are Baptist Church of Mizoram, Seventh-day Adventist, Roman Catholic United Pentecostal Church of International (UPCI), Salvation Army and Presbyterian.
In recent generations a small group of Mizo have claimed themselves as Jews; see Bnei Menashe.
The Lushei tribe speaks the Mizo language, originally referred to as Lushei or Lushai. Many of the smaller tribes communicate amongst each other through their own language but usually speak Mizo with outsiders or in public.