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Bal·kans

 (bôl′kənz)
1. The Balkan Peninsula.
2. The Balkan Mountains.
3. The Balkan States.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Balkans - the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan PeninsulaBalkans - the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula
Balkan Peninsula, Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
2.Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain RangeBalkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Balkan Wars - two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe
Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state - any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
Albania, Republic of Albania - a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Croatia, Hrvatska, Republic of Croatia - a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
Macedon, Makedonija, Macedonia - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
Thrace - an ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula to the north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey
Macedonia - landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Balkan Mountain Range, Balkan Mountains, Balkans - the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Balkan - an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
3.Balkans - the Balkan countries collectivelyBalkans - the Balkan countries collectively  
Translations

Balkans

[ˈbɔːlkənz] npl the Balkansi Balcani
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