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the Balkans

noun [plural] uk   us   /ˈbɔːl.kənz/
a region in southeastern Europe between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Translations of “the Balkans”
in Chinese (Traditional) 巴爾幹半島…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巴尔干半岛…
(Definition of the Balkans from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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