Share this entry
Sikkim Syllabification: Sik·kim
Pronunciation: /ˈsikim/

Definition of Sikkim in English:

A state in northeastern India, in the eastern Himalayas, between Bhutan and Nepal, on the border with Tibet; capital, Gangtok. After British rule, it became an Indian protectorate and then, in 1975, a state of India.


Pronunciation: /ˌsikiˈmēz/ /-ˈmēs/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • As far as food is concerned, do go to the prettily-decorated Snow Lion Restaurant of the Hotel Tibet, and eat typical Tibetan food and Sikkimese momos (a snack akin to steamed dumplings).
  • Dr Evans had previously promised the Sikkimese people, on whose border the mountain lies, that his team would not set foot on the actual summit, which the Sikkimese believed to be the home of their gods.
  • ‘I can speak Nepali, you know, in addition to my native Sikkimese,’ he told me.
Definition of Sikkim in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources