geographical name Bal·kans \ˈbȯl-kənz\

Definition of Balkans

  1. 1 or Balkan Mountains mountain range of central Bulgaria extending from its border with Serbia to the Black Sea; highest point Botev Peak 7793 feet (2375 meters)

  2. 2 or Balkan Peninsula peninsula in southeastern Europe between the Adriatic and Ionian seas on the west and the Aegean and Black seas on the east

  3. 3 or Balkan States the countries occupying the Balkan Peninsula: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and Turkey in Europe

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to cast off or become cast off

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