Pronunciation: (rOO-mē'lē-u, -mēl'yu), [key]
1. a division of the former Turkish Empire, in the Balkan Peninsula: included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace.
2. Eastern, a former autonomous province within this division: later became S Bulgaria. Also,Roumelia.
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