- the Balkans. Balkan States.
Origin of Balkan
- 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.
Examples from the Web for balkans
As in the Balkans 20 years ago, the effort to preserve “recognized international borders” is already a dead letter.Arab Kings vs. ISIS Barbarians
September 23, 2014
The Germans, in turn, sold the Allied equipment to pro-Nazi groups in the Balkans.On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters
Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner
September 20, 2014
When the U.S. did intervene militarily, such as in the Balkans, air power was the only real approach considered palatable.Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow
October 9, 2013
Ignore the clumsy comparisons of the Syria War and the Balkans War.No One Understands Syria, But Everyone Is Choosing Sides
September 4, 2013
Krauthammer called Clinton naive for expending blood and treasure to protect human rights and self-determination in the Balkans.‘Neoconservative’ Needs to Be Retired. Why Not Try ‘Imperialist’?
June 5, 2013
Remind me of the people who live about the foothills of the Balkans.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Then Fenton had gone to the Balkans, on a flying trip in every sense of the word.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
From the heights of the lower Balkans—as at Sopot—we could see the horizon red.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
The Balkans are apt to have strange effects on the traveller.
So far, then, the answer to the question, "Why are the Balkans so often at war?"
- of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains
- the countries of the Balkan Peninsula: the former Yugoslavian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of TurkeyAlso called: the Balkans
Word Origin and History for balkans
probably from Turkic balkan "mountain."