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[sik-im] /ˈsɪk ɪm/
a kingdom in NE India, in the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan. 2740 sq. mi. (7096 sq. km).
Capital: Gangtok. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And there are beauties in the Desert which are not found in either Sikkim or Kashmir.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • But the birds of Sikkim, if few in number, are great in variety.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • The Lepchas of Sikkim have risen above the first primitive stage.

    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
  • This form is also found on the frontier from Afghanistan to Sikkim.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • In November of the same year he was sent on a similar mission to Sikkim.

    General Gatacre Beatrix Gatacre
  • Lastly, Brandis says it is wild in Sikkim, to the north of Bengal.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
  • Narsing and Kabru are two high mountains in the North of Sikkim.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • Those of Sikkim seem to be almost of the tropical character.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • 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)
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