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A Sikh is one who follows the Sikh Religion. The word "Sikh" means disciple or learner. Sikhism is a divinely revealed religion founded by Guru Nanak (1469-1549). A Sikh believes in the teachings of the 10 Sikh Gurus, the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Holy Scripture), and that all people have the right to follow their own path to god. A pious Sikh endeavors to live up to the principles, ideals and the code of conduct as described in the Guru Granth Sahib.
The first Sikhs came to California from India's Punjab region in 1899. The Pacific Coast Khalsa Diwan was formed in 1911 near Stockton, CA. The first Sikh Gurdwara (house of worship) was built in the USA was completed in Stockton on November 21st, 1915 and is the oldest Sikh Worship & Culture Center in the USA.