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Balkan Peninsula

Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Mountainous area comprising easternmost of Europe's three great southern peninsulas; evidence of human habitation dates from 35,000 years ago, but dense settlement dates to Neolithic, 7000-3500 BCE; later was settled by Illyrians and Thracians; the modern nations located here are Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Moldova, Slovenia, Serbia, and Montenegro, and parts of Greece; site of ethnic strife for centuries.

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