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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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For Serbs, Kosovo was sacred ground hallowed by blood sacrifices hundreds of years before; a fiery speech by the late Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic recalling that trauma is considered by many the starting point of the nationalist conflagration that ultimately consumed the country.
The bridge over the Ibar River - dividing Kosovo Serbs from ethnic Albanians - has long been a flashpoint of tensions in Kosovo's north.
Kosovo, though legally part of Serbia, has been under United Nations and Nato control since Nato's 78-day bombing campaign in 1999 ended a Serb crackdown on separatist ethnic Albanians.
Kosovo, now almost entirely Muslim, is one of the most dangerous places on earth;
In Kosovo, which is predominantly Albanian, President Clinton is considered a hero for having the United States take a lead role with NATO forces in 1999 to stop Serbs from driving out Albanians to ethnically cleanse the country.
Counts 56, 58, 60, 63, and 71 of the indictment describe activities of Padilla and his co-defendants in support of the Muslim insurrection in Kosovo, which was led by the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)--a terrorist network allied to Osama bin Laden, funded by heroin smuggling, and boasting a hybrid political pedigree that includes both militant Marxists and the World War If-era Balkan militias organized by the Nazis.
Haradinaj, a former leader of the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army, appealed to his Cabinet to remain calm, the officials said.
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