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Roumelia

[roo-mee-lee-uh, -meel-yuh]
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noun
  1. Rumelia.
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Rumelia

or Rou·me·li·a

[roo-mee-lee-uh, -meel-yuh]
noun
  1. a division of the former Turkish Empire, in the Balkan Peninsula: included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace.
  2. Eastern, a former autonomous province within this division: later became S Bulgaria.
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Historical Examples

  • Eastern Roumelia was united to Bulgaria proper by a bold and well-timed stroke.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • Then it marched by the coast-line through what is now Roumelia and Thessaly.

    Famous Sea Fights

    John Richard Hale

  • Meanwhile what had become of the Turkish population of the Balkans and Roumelia?

  • The Pacha of Roumelia, the best officer of the Mussulmans, lost his life also.

  • Considerably further south were the glaciers of the Despoto Dagh of Roumelia.


British Dictionary definitions for roumelia

Roumelia

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Rumelia
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Rumelia

noun
  1. history the possessions of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkan peninsula: including Macedonia, Albania, Thrace, and an autonomous province (Eastern Rumelia) ceded in 1885 to Bulgaria
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