Definition of the Balkans noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the Balkans

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noun
NAmE//ˈbɔlkənz//
 
[plural]
 
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a region of S.E. Europe, including the countries to the south of the rivers Sava and Danube
 
adjective the Balkan Peninsula
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the Balkans