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With estimated numbers ranging from 300,000 to 700,000, Sikhs in the United States comprise a relatively small but distinctive religious group (see R.M. Singh, 2012 for discussion on numbers). Sikhs have made their home in the United States since the turn of the 20th century, migrating in measurable numbers to the Pacific western states by the first decade. In many early studies of S…

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Jane Singh, “United States”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 21 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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