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balkans


adjective

  1. pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
  2. pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula.
  3. pertaining to the Balkan Mountains.

noun

  1. the Balkans. Balkan States.

plural noun

  1. the countries in the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey.

adjective

  1. of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains

pl n

  1. the countries of the Balkan Peninsula: the former Yugoslavian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of TurkeyAlso called: the Balkans

probably from Turkic balkan “mountain.”

Major mountain range of the Balkan Peninsula, extending from the eastern portion of the former Yugoslavia through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea.

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