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pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula.
pertaining to the Balkan Mountains.
the Balkans. Balkan States.
Contemporary Examples

Another is rooted in atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 90s.
Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France Ian Bell December 6, 2013

He conceived the federal solution to stop the fighting, and he got the Balkan beasts to sign on by knocking their heads together.
The Richard Holbrooke I Knew Leslie H. Gelb January 1, 2011

We married during the fateful year of 1995, the deadliest year of the Balkan wars.
My Husband—Richard Holbrooke Kati Marton January 16, 2011

The second reason stems from more recent history: the Balkan genocides of the 1990s.
European Hawks, American Doves Peter Beinart May 13, 2013

The New York Review of Books Classics recently rereleased The Balkan Trilogy and School for Love.
Olivia Manning, Married to the War Lauren Elkin June 6, 2013

Historical Examples

We are all of good heart, for the future of the Balkan races is now assured.
The Lady of the Shroud Bram Stoker

The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula.
Bulgaria Frank Fox

The practical success of allied diplomacy among the Balkan neutrals had grown to seem more and more dubious.
Over the Front in an Aeroplane and Scenes Inside the French and Flemish Trenches Ralph Pulitzer

It is too late for pretending that all is well with the Balkan League.
Bulgaria Frank Fox

Everyone agrees that he was the one great soldier that the Balkan wars produced.
Under Fire For Servia Colonel James Fiske

of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains


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  • Balkan mountains

    a mountain range extending from W Bulgaria to the Black Sea: highest peak, 7794 feet (2370 meters). Historical Examples A tree of the Balkan Mountains, very hardy and bearing abundant fruit in the gardens of both hemispheres. The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw plural noun a mountain range extending across Bulgaria from the Black Sea […]

  • Balkan peninsula

    a peninsula in S Europe, S of the Danube River and bordered by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, and Black seas. Historical Examples In the Balkan Peninsula railroad facilities are still ill provided for. The Railroad Question William Larrabee The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula. […]

  • Balkan states

    the countries in the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey. Historical Examples Nicholas seems to have reversed his father’s policy in the Balkan States. The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A. In the autumn of 1912 the Balkan States […]

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