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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.


(Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔ; ˈkɒsəvəʊ) or


(Placename) an autonomous province of Serbia, in the SW: chiefly Albanian in population since the 13th century; Serb suppression of separatists escalated to a policy of ethnic cleansing in 1998, provoking NATO airstrikes against Serbia in 1999 and takeover by UN administration; unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Mainly a plateau. Capital: Priština. Pop: 1 847 708 (2013 est). Area: 10 887 sq km (4203 sq miles). Full Serbian name: Kosovo-Metohija


(ˈkoʊ səˌvoʊ, ˈkɒs ə-)
an autonomous province within Serbia, in S Yugoslavia. 1,800,000; 4203 sq. mi. (10,887 sq. km). Cap.: Priština.
Ko•so•var (ˈkoʊ səˌvɑr, ˈkɒs ə-) n., adj.
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Noun1.Kosovo - a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians
Serbia, Srbija - a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
nước Kosovo


[ˈkɒsəvəʊ] nKosovo m


nKosovo nt


كُوسُوفُو Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Κόσοβο Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo コソボ 코소보 Kosovo Kosovo Kosowo Kosovo Косово Kosovo ประเทศโคโซโว Kosova nước Kosovo 科索沃
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There are some 200,000 to 250,000 Kosovars currently living in Switzerland and providing significant financial support to their young state.
Many Kosovars support the government's close ties with the United States, owing to NATO's bombing of Serbia that ended the Kosovo war and also Washington's support for Kosovo's independence.
If we take as our time frame the fifteen years since the Kosovo War, hopefully this could be something like the onset of the 1960s for the Kosovars, with all its creativeness.
Following the victory of Albania, Kosovars showed their enjoyment by touring with their vehicles.
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.
The area of the incident is a tinderbox where Kosovars and Serbs have frequently clashed in their joint-border region.
Boja said non-recognition has been hampering free movement of Kosovars in OIC countries.
Germany is a popular destination for Kosovars seeking foreign wives, and eventually an EU passport, because there is already a large Albanian expatriate population living there.
The Commission is aware that Roma Kosovars face particular risk of prosecution or serious harm in Kosovo.
Viewpoints technique, which the Americans introduced to the Kosovars, functioned as a common theatrical language during about 10 days of creative rehearsal before the play's premiere last October in New York City.
intervention in Bosnia to put an end to Serbian brutalities and mayhem, and I also approved of the American air war to further the cause of the Kosovars.
As Afghanistan wound down, newly minted militants from Egypt and North Africa, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan came to the aid of oppressed Kosovars.