What does Balkan mean?

Definitions for Balkan
ˈbɔl kənbalkan

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Balkan.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Balkannoun

    an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula


  1. Balkanadjective

    Of or relating to the Balkan Peninsula

  2. Balkanadjective

    Of or relating to the Balkan Mountains

  3. Balkanadjective

    Of or relating to the Balkan countries and their inhabitants

  4. Etymology: From balkan


  1. Balkan

    Balkan is the second studio album by Bosnian Serb singer Seka Aleksić. It was released in 2003. The album is named after the Balkan mountains. Balkan contains a few hit songs: "Crno i zlatno", "Šta je bilo, bilo je", "Idi lepi moj", "Jedna više", "Oči plave boje" and the title track.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. balkan

    The ancient Hæmus, a range of mountains extending from the Adriatic to the Euxine. Their passage, up to that time deemed impracticable, was completed by the Russians under Diebitsch during the Russian and Turkish war, July 26, 1829. An armistice was the consequence, and a treaty of peace was signed at Adrianople, September 14, following. The Balkan was again crossed by the victorious Russians in the face of all opposition during the Russian and Turkish war, 1877.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Balkan is ranked #78821 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Balkan surname appeared 242 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Balkan.

    92.1% or 223 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 5 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Balkan in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Balkan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Balkan in a Sentence

  1. Ana Colovic Lesoska:

    I felt that it was a matter of injustice, it's not as if a meteor dropped on the middle of the park and destroyed the lynx, it's a decision... It was a decision by the banks to contribute to the extinction of the Balkan lynx.

  2. Foreign Minister Kurz:

    Without the help of your Government we would not have been able to close the Balkan route. I am very grateful for your support.

  3. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz:

    It is not just a case of Greece not processing those (asylum) claims, but they are actively doing their very best to get the refugees to move on to central Europe as soon as possible, the Western Balkan countries are overrun, overwhelmed and have been left to their own devices.

  4. Alexander Rahr:

    The Poles and the Balkan states have found ways to receive LNG, let some time pass and see if the diversification is real. They will come to a point when they start to count their money.

  5. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    As regards the Balkan route, we undertook action much too late, which resulted among others in the temporary closure of the borders inside Schengen, this is why our full cooperation with Italy and Malta today is a condition to avoid this scenario in the future.

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