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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Balkans, Balkan Mountains, Balkan Mountain Range(noun)

    the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula

  2. Balkan Peninsula, Balkans(noun)

    a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range

  3. Balkans(noun)

    the Balkan countries collectively


  1. Balkans(ProperNoun)

    A geographical region in the southeast of Europe, roughly equivalent to the area covered by the former Yugoslav countries, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and sometimes Romania.

  2. Origin: Of origin. Compare Turkish balkan.


  1. Balkans

    The Balkans, often referred to as the Balkan Peninsula, and recently also as "Southeast Europe", although none of the three covers exactly the same area, is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe. Many linguistic families meet in the region, including the Slavic, Romance, Hellenic, Albanian and Turkic language families. The main religion is Orthodox Christianity, followed by Catholic Christianity and Sunni Islam. This part of Europe is divided culturally and linguistically. At their core, the "Balkans" are states that have been shaped by their membership in the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The Balkans are highly mountainous. Mount Musala in Bulgaria's Rila mountain range is the highest point in the region.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balkans in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balkans in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dubravko Lovrenovic:

    We succeeded in showing that the South Slavic Balkans is not only the area of rivalries and destruction but also of great syntheses.

  2. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    Refugees need to be treated in a humane manner along the length of the Western Balkans route to avoid a humanitarian tragedy in Europe.

  3. Johannes Hahn:

    The European Union is not only at your disposal at your side but we are really committed to these kinds of investments because it connects the Western Balkans with the European Union.

  4. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    We will increase reception capacities to 100,000 places in Greece and in the western Balkans, i commend the Greek prime minister for this commitment to increase reception capacity in Greece to 30,000 places by the end of this year, with the UNHCR to help provide at least 20,000 more places in Greece.

  5. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic:

    It is impossible to determine how many refugees have already reached European shores and are somewhere between Greece and Germany, but camps throughout The Balkans, as well as Western Europe, are packed with refugees in increasingly tense situations. Related ImageExpand / ContractPolice in Macedonia hold back hordes of refugees hoping to pass through The Balkans en route to Western Europe. ( FoxNews.com) After Hungary took action, refugees streamed into Croatia from Serbia, prompting Croatia to close its border and trapping some 11,000 inside Serbia. Refugees were still working their way through Macedonia and into Serbia, where they remained stuck at the Hungarian border as Serbian and Hungarian officials traded terse statements. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic accused Hungarian police of lobbing tear gas across the border and urged European Union to condemn the brutal behavior of the Hungarian police to refugees and media workers. Serbia itself can protect its territory and national dignity, and, if necessary, from the European Union, we will protect the European values.

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