Balkan

[ bawl-kuh n ]
/ ˈbɔl kən /

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 forms

Bal·kan·ite, noun, adjectivetrans-Bal·kan, adjective

Definition for balkans (2 of 2)

Balkan States


plural noun

the countries in the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey.
Also called the Balkans.
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British Dictionary definitions for balkans (1 of 2)

Balkan

/ (ˈbɔːlkən) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for balkans (2 of 2)

Balkan States


pl n

the countries of the Balkan Peninsula: the former Yugoslavian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of TurkeyAlso called: the Balkans
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Culture definitions for balkans

Balkans


Major mountain range of the Balkan Peninsula, extending from the eastern portion of the former Yugoslavia through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea.

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