IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 8, August 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Karma Samten Bhutia
Sikkim, a tiny Himalayan kingdom till its merger with India in 1975, is one of the smallest states of North East India sharing multiple boundaries with China to the North, Bhutan to the east, Nepal to the west and West Bengal (India) in the south. Though demographically small in size with total 6, 07,688 number of people (2011 census), it is the homeland of multiple cultural- racial ethnic groups. Bhutias, Lepchas, Limboos and Nepalese are the different communities that live in Sikkim, of which the Nepalese constitute the majority of the population.