SAN ANTONIO -- Like most television and radio stations, News 4 WOAI/WOAI.com has been reporting on the deadly shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
We have been receiving calls, emails, and comments from viewers concerning the pronunciation of the "Sikh" religion.
While many organizations are pronouncing it "seek," we have asked for and received confirmation from the World Sikh Council on the correct pronunciation.
Below is the official statement received from Secretary General of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR):
Thank you for your inquiry. The pronunciation of the word "Sikh" is as follows:
"Sikh" pronounced as "Sick" and "Sikhs" pronounced as "Six".
I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact me for any further questions.
News 4 WOAI/WOAI.com will defer to those who know the religion best and use "sick" when pronouncing the name of their religion. Thank you.