Where did the often-pejorative term ‘Balkan’ originate?

by 1389 on April 15, 2014

in 1389 (blog admin), Balkans, language, Turkey

The peoples of the Balkans are primarily Orthodox Christians. Make your boast in the Cross!

Balkan – Words of the World

Uploaded on Jul 1, 2010 by wordsoftheworld
A wrongly named peninsula and a misguided stereotype… The word “Balkan” has a curious history. More words at http://www.wordsoftheworld.co.uk/ This video features David Norris from the University of Nottingham

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