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  1. Sikhs(Noun)

    Plural of Sikh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sikhs

    a religious sect noted for warlike traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century

  2. Origin: [Hind. Sikh, properly, a disciple.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sikhs

    a native religious and military community, scattered, to the number of nearly two millions, over the Punjab, and forming some fifteen States dependent on the Punjab government; founded (1469) by Baber Nanak as a religious monotheistic sect purified from the grosser native superstitions and practices; was organised on a military footing in the 17th century, and in the 18th century acquired a territorial status, ultimately being consolidated in to a powerful military confederacy by Ranjit Singh, who, at the beginning of the 19th century, extended his power over a wider territory. In 1845-46 they crossed their E. boundary, the Sutlej, and invaded English possessions, but were defeated by Gough and Hardinge, and had to cede a considerable portion of their territory; a second war in 1848-49 ended in the annexation of the entire Punjab, since when the Sikhs have been the faithful allies of the English, notably in the Indian Mutiny.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sikhs

    The term Sikh, a corruption of the Sanscrit s’ishya, signifying “disciple,” is applied to a community of which the Punjab, in Northern India, constitutes, substantially, the confines. Less commonly, even among themselves, the members of this community are also known as Sinhs (vulgarly Singhs), that is, “Lions,” a title given them by Govind, the last and most influential of their hierarchs. Every name of a Sikh male now terminates with the word Sinh. Originally a body of mere religionists, the Sikhs, from the energy which they developed under repression, and the inducements which they offered as proselytizers, grew by degrees, in strength and numbers, and ended in a formidable nationality. Their originator, Nanak, was born in 1469, in the vicinity of Lahore, and died in 1539, not far from the place of his nativity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sikhs in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sikhs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sikhs in a Sentence

  1. Ghulam Sanayi Stanekzai:

    Most of the victims are Sikhs.

  2. Sandeep Singh:

    We will make sure that United Sikhs keeps his legacy alive, that we activate his dream and we turn that into a reality.

  3. The Indian-American actor:

    Really, this is about education, about education of the Sikh religion, but also of other religions, and this is not just about me or Sikhs.

  4. Waris Ahluwalia:

    I didn't ask to be a public face or voice of a religion. Sikhs have been in (the United States) for over 125 years, i just want to make and create art.

  5. Amrik Singh:

    We will make sure that United Sikhs keeps Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal legacy alive, that we activate Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal dream and we turn that into a reality.

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