Etymology
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Balkans

the mountainous peninsula between the Adriatic and Black seas (including Greece), probably from Turkic balkan "mountain."

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Definitions of Balkans

Balkans (n.)
the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula;
Synonyms: Balkan Mountains / Balkan Mountain Range
Balkans (n.)
a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range;
Synonyms: Balkan Peninsula
Balkans (n.)
the Balkan countries collectively;
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