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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Balkan Peninsula or the Balkan Mountains.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
  • n.pl. The Balkan States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Balkan Peninsula
  • adj. Of or relating to the Balkan Mountains
  • adj. Of or relating to the Balkan countries and their inhabitants

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Balkans, a mountain-range crossing Bulgaria from west to east, or to the peninsula embracing European Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania, Servia, and the regions westward to the Adriatic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula

Etymologies

From Turkish balkan ("a wooded mountain chain"). (Wiktionary)

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