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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sikh.
 
(Hindu sikh, disciple.) The Sikhs were originally a religious body like the Mahometans, but in 1764 they formally assumed national independence. Since 1849 the Sikhs have been ruled by the English.   1
 


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