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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.
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(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
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(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
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[ˈkɒsəvəʊ] nKosovo m
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nKosovo nt
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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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Kosovo joined the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in 2009, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2012, and the Council of Europe's Development Bank in 2013.
Kosovo is already a member of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and has applied for membership in the EU.
Factors adversely impacting Kosovo's efforts to combat narcotics trafficking include its geographic location along traditional smuggling routes; incomplete integration of northern municipalities; poor economy; non-recognition by some states in the region, and a less than fully effective border management system.
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The establishment of this political entity is going back in time and history and we will not discuss it in this work, the fact is that the Serbian majority is native on the North and is one of the very few regions inhabited by Serbs today in Kosovo. The establishment of this territory as a political subject has its roots in the time when the Republic of Kosovo was established.
That said, there is quite a bit of oral history in the book and not much from the Serbian side of the struggle for control of Kosovo. That is actually a good thing, as until now the picture from Belgrade has tended to shape the understanding of the KLA as a criminal group made up of Maoists, Enverists, Islamists, and/ or organ traffickers.
Enver Hoxhaj expressed his gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for recognition of Kosovo as an independent state and People of Pakistan for reconstruction and rebuilding of Kosovo.
In an interview with Kyodo News, Dacic, speaking through an interpreter, said, "There is not going to be a referendum," stating the Serbian government's position on the issue for the first time after it struck the deal with Kosovo on April 19.
The population of Kosovo according to the census of April 2011 is 1.7 million, of which 88% are ethnic Albanians, the majority being Muslims, 7% are Serb Orthodox and 5% others.2
Pakistan is the 98th country among 193 UN-member states to recognise Kosovo, which declared independence on February 17, 2008.
He contrasted his refusal to annul Kosovo's laws and dismiss officials with the international community in Bosnia, where such powers were invoked "with great enthusiasm".
Atifete Jahjaga told The Associated Press on Friday that Serbia's plan to also hold a vote in Kosovo will challenge the new country's "territorial integrity and provoke instability in Kosovo." Serbia is holding its local and parliamentary elections on May 6.