# The Sikhs gained millions of followers in _____ and surrounding areas. During the colonial period, many Sikhs supported the _____ administration of India, and by doing so won the respect and trust of the colonialists. They then employed tens and thousands of _____ soldiers.

The Sikhs gained millions of followers in _____ and surrounding areas. During the colonial period, many Sikhs supported the _____ administration of India, and by doing so won the respect and trust of the colonialists. They then employed tens and thousands of _____ soldiers.