The Chogyal (`Dharma Kings`, {bo|t=ཆོས་རྒྱལ|w=chos rgyal}, Sanskrit Dharmaraja) were the monarchs of the former kingdoms of Sikkim and Ladakh, which were ruled by separate branches of the Namgyal dynasty. The Chogyal was the absolute potentate of Sikkim from 1642 to 1975, when monarchy was abrogated and its people voted in a refe.....
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(from the article `Sikkim`) ...the Naong, Chang, Mon, and other tribes. The Bhutia began entering the area from Tibet in the 14th century. When the kingdom of Sikkim was ...
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