Balkan

[bawl-kuhn]
adjective
1.
pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
2.
pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula.
3.
pertaining to the Balkan Mountains.
noun

Origin:
1825–35

Balkanite, noun, adjective
trans-Balkan, adjective
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Balkan States

plural noun
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.
Also called the Balkans.
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Balkan (ˈbɔːlkən)
 
adj
of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains

Balkan States
 
pl n
Also called: the Balkans the countries of the Balkan Peninsula: the former Yugoslavian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey

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Balkans
probably from Turkic balkan "mountain."
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Balkans definition


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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In production of steel and steel products per capita the country heads the balkans.
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