Balkan

[ bawl-kuh n ]
/ ˈbɔl kən /
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adjective

pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula.
pertaining to the Balkan Mountains.

noun

the Balkans. Balkan States.

Origin of Balkan

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formsBal·kan·ite, noun, adjectivetrans-Bal·kan, adjective
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Balkan

/ (ˈbɔːlkən) /

adjective

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