Rumelia

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Rumelia

(ruːˈmiːlɪə)
n
(Historical Terms) 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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