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Balkans, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBalkans, thethe BalkansBal‧kans, the /ˈbɔːlkənz/ (also Balkan States, the) [P]  a large area in southeast Europe which includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. It is an area in which there have been many wars and many changes in the borders of the countries.
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