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Kosovo

Syllabification: Ko·so·vo
Pronunciation: /ˈkôsəˌvō
 
, ˈkōsəˌvō
 
/

Definition of Kosovo in English:

An autonomous area in the Balkans, formerly a part of Yugoslavia; population 1,804,800 (est. 2009); capital, Priština. It borders on Albania and the majority of the people are of Albanian descent. In 1998, Kosovo was attacked by Serbian forces intent on expelling the Albanian population; the aggression was halted by NATO bombing in 1999, and Kosovo was put under UN administration. In 2008, it declared itself independent.

Derivatives

Kosovan

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • He told police the accident happened when some Kosovans ran him off the road.
  • In the past, the city's recruitment agencies were seeing mainly Kosovans.
  • If Kosovans go home now, there's time to rebuild their houses or find suitable accommodation before winter sets in.

Kosovar

2
noun
Example sentences
  • During a chat with Nita Gojani, a Kosovar with purple-dyed hair, she told him that she had at one point studied in Hawaii.
  • The Kosovars have been allowed to return to their homes and to live in a state approaching peace.
  • A refugee hostel will become a shelter for the homeless when Kosovars leave later this year.

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