Balkan

[bawl-kuh n]
noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for balkan

Contemporary Examples of balkan

Historical Examples of balkan

  • 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.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • And this will be a gain not only to the Balkan nations, but to the whole of Europe.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • These were the real reasons, not publicly expressed, for her Balkan policy.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox


British Dictionary definitions for balkan

Balkan

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