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/ ˈsɪk ɪm /
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a kingdom in NE India, in the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan. 2,740 sq. mi. (7,096 sq. km). Capital: Gangtok.
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During our outward journey through Sikkim we saw nothing of the high peaks.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
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
We allowed the invaders to remain in the protected State of Sikkim two years before we made any reprisal.
In the hot weather the climate of the Sikkim valleys is more trying than that of most stations in the plains of India.
British Dictionary definitions for Sikkim
/ (ˈsɪkɪm) /
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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