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 (kô′sə-vō′, kō′-)
A republic of the western Balkan Peninsula. Settled by Slavs around 600, the area was under Turkish rule from 1389 to 1913 and became part of Yugoslavia after World War I. An autonomous region of Serbia after 1946, Kosovo lost much of its autonomy in 1990, leading to ethnic violence between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations. Intervention by NATO and the United Nations reestablished peace in 1999. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence; however, its sovereignty was not universally recognized at that time. Priština is the capital and largest city.

Ko′so·var′ (-vär′) adj. & n.


(ˈkɒsəˌvɑː) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to Kosovo or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Kosovo or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Kosovo
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Our research draws upon forty individual interviews and seven focus groups with Kosovar refugees, sponsors, and key informants that were conducted between May 2002 and March 2003, in seven BC communities: Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby.
Current guidelines stem in part from the March 1999 Kosovo crisis in which war forced thousands of Kosovar Albanians into refugee camps.
Kosovar men, on average, devote 57 percent of their non-rest time to earned income activities (i.
In May 1999, 905 Kosovar refugees arrived in British Columbia as part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) humanitarian evacuation from camps in Macedonia.
I divide my argument into four parts: (1) an explanation of the use of the term human rights culture and the introduction of a framework for understanding and analyzing the local impact of human rights norms in post-conflict societies; (2) a discussion of the nature of the human rights culture in Kosovar society prior to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) bombing in 1999; (3) an exploration of the impact of postagreement civil intervention on human rights culture; and (4) suggestions for improvement, with specific attention to human rights education.
Kosovar counterpart Kujtim Shala welcomed Topcu at the door.
I did not threaten him," the Kosovar was heard telling the court.
Increased communication between Kosovar Albanians and Kosovo Serbs through formal and informal dialogue.
Kosovar authorities and historians chose to keep quiet about doubts that the memorial complex "Albanian mother" in the village of Zajas is built over the graves of perished Kosovars from the period of World War I.
Kosovar leaders, including Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, President Atifete Jahjaga, and members of Parliament joined thousands of Kosovars to celebrate the opening.
Paris also called on Serb and Kosovar authorities to implement a peace agreement signed in April this year.
The resolution welcomes the start of the visa dialogue in January in order to counter the growing isolation of Kosovar citizens.