- a division of the former Turkish Empire, in the Balkan Peninsula: included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace.
- Eastern, a former autonomous province within this division: later became S Bulgaria.
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Eastern Roumelia was united to Bulgaria proper by a bold and well-timed stroke.Bulgaria
Then it marched by the coast-line through what is now Roumelia and Thessaly.Famous Sea Fights
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Meanwhile what had become of the Turkish population of the Balkans and Roumelia?Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)
The Pacha of Roumelia, the best officer of the Mussulmans, lost his life also.
Considerably further south were the glaciers of the Despoto Dagh of Roumelia.Fragments of Earth Lore
- a variant spelling of Rumelia
- history the possessions of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkan peninsula: including Macedonia, Albania, Thrace, and an autonomous province (Eastern Rumelia) ceded in 1885 to Bulgaria
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