Definition of Balkans in English:


Syllabification: Bal·kans
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlkənz
1 (also Balkan Mountains) A range of mountains stretching east across Bulgaria from the Serbian frontier to the Black Sea. The highest point is Botev Peak (7,793 feet; 2,375 m).
2The countries occupying the part of southeastern Europe that lies south of the Danube and Sava rivers and forms a peninsula bounded by the Adriatic and Ionian seas in the west, the Aegean and Black seas in the east, and the Mediterranean Sea in the south.



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  • It also reaffirmed the principle of nationalism for the Balkan peoples.
  • Brown has extensive experience working in the Balkan region in engineering, sales and marketing.
  • He visited all the Balkan countries, meeting with eminent public figures.

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