Sikkim

geographical name
Sik·​kim | \ ˈsi-kəm How to pronounce Sikkim (audio) , -ˌkim\

Definition of Sikkim

former country in southeastern Asia on the southern slope of the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan and south of China (Tibet) area 2744 square miles (7107 square kilometers), population 610,577

Note: Since 1975 Sikkim has been a state of India with Gangtok as its capital.

Other Words from Sikkim

Sikkimese \ ˌsi-​kə-​ˈmēz How to pronounce Sikkimese (audio) , -​ˈmēs \ adjective or noun

Comments on Sikkim

What made you want to look up Sikkim? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to shake or wave menacingly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!