A state of northeast India in the eastern Himalaya Mountains between Nepal and Bhutan. Long isolated from the outside world, Sikkim was settled by Tibetans who established a kingdom there in the 1600s. A British protectorate after 1890, Sikkim passed to India in 1950 and became a state of that country in 1975.
State, formerly a protectorate, of India, in the E Himalayas: 2,740 sq mi (7,097 sq km); cap. Gangtok.
Sikkim Sentence Examples
the lower Himalayas to the south of Sikkim, and the tarai, or plains, which extend from the south of these ranges as far as the northern borders of Purnea district.
on the east in Sikkim, and gradually diminishes on the west, where north of the Punjab it is about 70 or 80 in.
Of four genera which Hooker singles out as the largest in Sikkim, in China Corydalis has 76 species, Saxifraga 58, Pedicularis 129, and Primula 77.
See Report on Explorations in Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet (Deva Dun, 1889); Tanner, "Our present Knowledge of the Himalayas," R.G.S.
In Sikkim our six-day trek ends at Tashiding, Sikkim's most sacred monastery.