verb (used with object), Bal·kan·ized, Bal·kan·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM BalkanizeBal·kan·i·za·tion, nounBal·kan·ism, noun
Example sentences from the Web for balkanization
This brings us to "malkinization"'s other virtue as a term: the allusion to "Balkanization".
British Dictionary definitions for balkanization
Derived forms of BalkanizeBalkanization or Balkanisation, nounBalkanized or Balkanised, adjective
Cultural definitions for balkanization
Division of a place or country into several small political units, often unfriendly to one another. The term balkanization comes from the name of the Balkan Peninsula, which was divided into several small nations in the early twentieth century.