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[sik-im] /ˈsɪk ɪm/
a kingdom in NE India, in the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan. 2818 sq. mi. (7298 sq. km).
Capital: Gangtok. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Throughout our journey across Sikkim the weather was very bad, with heavy falls of rain every day and night.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • The Lepchas of Sikkim have risen above the first primitive stage.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • And there are beauties in the Desert which are not found in either Sikkim or Kashmir.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • In Kashmir there is also far more variety of colour than there is in Sikkim.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • The Lepchas, the aboriginals of Sikkim, are the most picturesque among the medley of races.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
  • In November of the same year he was sent on a similar mission to Sikkim.

    General Gatacre Beatrix Gatacre
  • And in the Sikkim Himalaya are to be found men of all the stages of civilisation from the most primitive to the most advanced.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • Those of Sikkim seem to be almost of the tropical character.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • The scarlet R. arboreum, so general in the Himalaya, is common in Sikkim and furnishes brilliant patches of colour in the forest.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • Gnatong had been an important place during the last Sikkim Expedition.

    To Lhassa at Last Powell Millington
British Dictionary definitions for Sikkim


a state of NE India, formerly an independent state: under British control (1861–1947); became an Indian protectorate in 1950 and an administrative division of India in 1975; lies in the Himalayas, rising to 8600 m (28 216 ft) at Kanchenjunga in the north. Capital: Gangtok. Pop: 540 493 (2001). Area: 7096 sq km (2740 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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