- the Balkans. Balkan States.
Origin of Balkan
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for balkan
Another is rooted in atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 90s.Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France
December 7, 2013
Revisiting the Balkan wars may be a useful reminder about the limits of airpower.The Pros of Putting Special Forces On the Ground in Syria
August 27, 2013
The New York Review of Books Classics recently rereleased The Balkan Trilogy and School for Love.Olivia Manning, Married to the War
June 7, 2013
The second reason stems from more recent history: the Balkan genocides of the 1990s.European Hawks, American Doves
May 14, 2013
Knaus, meanwhile, is the founding Chairman of the European Stability Initiative and an expert on the Balkan wars of the 1990s.Imperial Locavores
August 29, 2011
The Balkan War, however, had been a severe blow to his prestige.
The Balkan Peninsula has to-day just emerged from a most bloody war.
And this will be a gain not only to the Balkan nations, but to the whole of Europe.
These were the real reasons, not publicly expressed, for her Balkan policy.
The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula.
- of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains