What does Balkans mean?

Balkans meaning in General Dictionary

The countries occupying the Balkan Peninsula

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  • the most important mountain variety of Bulgaria together with Balkan Peninsula
  • a big peninsula in southeastern European countries containing the Balkan Mountain Range
  • the Balkan countries collectively

Balkans meaning in Etymology Dictionary

probably from Turkic balkan "mountain."

Sentence Examples with the word Balkans

He entered the diplomatic service and acted as political agent for the army of the Danube and the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-8).

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