Definition of the Balkans noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Balkans

BrE BrE//ˈbɔːlkənz//
, also BrE//ˈbɒlkənz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːlkənz//
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a region of SE Europe, including the countries to the south of the rivers Sava and Danube
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Balkans