What does balkans mean?

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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. President Barack Obama:

    Today, his legacy can be seen in a peaceful Balkans, our strong alliance with Japan, our deeper relationships with India and China.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka:

    Today the situation is that countries in the western Balkans are willing to regulate migration and Europe must unequivocally support them in that.

  5. Karl Erjavec:

    The situation in the western Balkans is rather obscure, not stable, and... it will be necessary to ensure that there is dialogue to strengthen stability in this region.

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