Sikkim

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Etymology[edit]

The most widely accepted theory is that it is a combination of two Limbu words: su, which means "new", and khyim, which means "palace" or "house". The name is believed to be a reference to the palace built by the state's first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. Compare Sikkimese སུ་ཁྱིམ(su khyim).

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Sikkim

  1. State in eastern India which has Gangtok as its capital. Historically, it was a country until 1975.

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  1. ^ Sikkim”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.

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Sikkim m

  1. Sikkim (a state in eastern India)