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Kosovo

Ko·so·vo

 (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.

Kosovo

(Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔ; ˈkɒsəvəʊ) or

Kosova

n
(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

Ko•so•vo

(ˈkoʊ səˌvoʊ, ˈkɒs ə-)
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
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コソボコソヴォ
코소보
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ประเทศโคโซโว
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nước Kosovo

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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.
Kosovar leaders, including Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, President Atifete Jahjaga, and members of Parliament joined thousands of Kosovars to celebrate the opening.
Allowing the persecution of Kosovars is morally reprehensible.
Majorities in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia said many or most people are afraid to express their political opinions, while 50% of Montenegrins, 41% of Croatians, 17% of Kosovars, and 14% of Albanians shared this view.
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.
The area of the incident is a tinderbox where Kosovars and Serbs have frequently clashed in their joint-border region.
Lieutenant Colonel David Jones RE, Commander KSF Adviser said: It was really good seeing the Nottinghamshire Band working alongside the Kosovars and passing on their experience and knowledge.
Boja said non-recognition has been hampering free movement of Kosovars in OIC countries.
THERE are two million Kosovars, of whom only 55,000 are of Serb origin.
In accepting thousands of Kosovars into this country the Government has also, of course, finally completed the ethnic cleansing ambitions of Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic.