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"Kosova" is the Albanian name and "Kosovo" is the Serbian name, so unsurprisingly the Albanian-speaking government that announced independence in February 2008 calls itself the Republic of Kosova.
The government of Serbia, which hasn't recognized that government, calls it Kosovo. So whether you use "Kosovo" or "Kosova" can depend on your opinion of the situation in the place concerned. But most English speakers use "Kosovo" without implying that they believe that Kosovo is Serbian.

Still, the government that the UK, the USA, Australia, and Canada -- important English-speaking states -- recognize calls itself Kosova, so maybe we should start too.

The names "Kosovo" and "Kosova" come from the Serbian word "kos", which means blackbird.

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What and where is Kosovo?

Kosovo or the Republic of Kosovo is a country located in Southeastern Europe. Before 2008 Kosovo was an Autonomous Province of Serbia that was under United Nations Administration, it was considered an Albanian run territory. In 2008 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia and was recognized by majority of the European Union only 5 EU states refuse to recognize. And also by the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Albania, Turkey, Japan and so on. As of 2011 Kosovo is recognized by 76 UN states and Taiwan. Kosovo is a predominant Albanian country but is considered a true multi ethnic nation with ethnic groups such as Albanians, Serbians, Turkish, Bosnians, Southern Slavs, Hungarians, Germans, Roma, Ashkali, Gorani, Tosk, Croatians, Spaniards and more. So it is it in Russia?

What is the future of kosovo?

It will hopefully become a great nation without invaders and will develop over time and turn in to the best country in the world like Albania

What does the name Kosovo means?

"Blackbird's" actually! It's possessive noun, abbreviation ofKosovo Polje, or "blackbird's field" in English. In Shqipe, orAlbanian language if you liked, it goes somehow like " mulizezë-sëfushe"... if you trust google translate, in their language Kosovomeans nothing, they just replaced last letter "o" with "a", so thatit sounds Shqipe. But generally it's Serbian noun, for Serbian partof their southern province, or whatever is it now, but... that'sanother issue! Dig it now?

Postcode of kosovo?

postkode of kosovo i think is 10000 10000 is of capital city of Kosova, Prishtina as every country in the world in Kosova also every municipality has its own postcode

What country does Kosovo belong to?

Kosovo is currently a self-declared independent country. However,Serbia still lays claim to it and only around half of the world'snations have recognized Kosovo.

What was the Kosovo War?

It was a ethnic cleaning war Serbians headed against Albanians. Serbs wanted to create Great Serbia in the region by fighting against Croats, Bosnians and Albanians. NATO had prevented them in doing so.

What is the history of kosovo?

Go to Bibliothek and learn about "HISTORY OF ALBANIA" .....before 1912...Kosovo was part of Albania and allso some good parts of Montenegro(Ulqin,Tuzi,Tivari..)Macedonia(Shkupi,Tetova,Gostivari..)Greec (Qameria..)Serbia(Nis,Sanxhak,.....Eastern Kosovo...Presheva,Medvegja,Bujanovci..)where part of ALBANIA TODAY, unfortunetly albanians people and their theritories are still divided.

What was the kosovo crisis?

i don't know what you mean with kosovo crisis cuz maybe you meant kosovo war of 1997-1999 but if we are talking about kosovo crisis then that basically was the crisis in march 2004 when minority of serbians killed 3 albanian children and albanians are majority in kosovo with 92 % so then started everything then the albanians wanted te avenge for that so they began to shoot each other and to fight the albanians burned serbians houses destroyed some orthodox serbian churches the serbians did the same but less and stuff like that but at the end there were more albanians killed than the serbians

Did kosovo get there independence?

sure we did on Sunday february 17, 2008 i remember it was a cold day... but the best day of my life, beter than when a got married hahaha

Is kosovo a country?

Yes and no. It's not considered a country to everyone. Kosovo has yet to haverecognition by enough countries to be considered sovereign. Answer Yes the former Serbian province of Kosovo unilaterallydeclared independence on Sunday (February 17) and became recognizedas the world's 195th country Answer YES YES KOSOVA IS A NEW AND INDEPENDENT FREE COUNTRY NO QUESTIONSASKED. IT BECAME A COUNTRY IN FEBRUARY 2008 AND IS THE NEWESTCOUNTRY IN THE WORLD

How did the kosovo war start?

The Kosovo war started because Kosovians wanted to be liberated from the Serbs. Kosovian villages started riots and through the Serbs' eyes they were seen as "terrorists". So, to keep them "in-control", the Serbs bombed and killed anyone who were members of the KLA also known as the Kosovo Liberation Army. Thousands of women, men, and children were killed through-out the war.

How many people live in kosovo?

As an estimate in 2007, Kosovo had 1,804,838 people as a whole. Its capital had an estimation of 550,000 people in 2006. The density of its capital city, Pristina, is 661 people for every squared kilometer. However, in Kosovo as a whole, has 220 people for every squared kilometer.

What was Kosovo formerly known as?

The ancient name for the region of Kosova is Dardania, which commes from Illyrian tribe who was living there and beoynd this region. The name on it self originate from the fruit of pear (in albanian is dardha) which is abudant here. Dardanian's where one of the main Illyrian tribes.

Republic of kosovo?

Kosovo declared independence on the 17th of February 2008. The small south east European state sits between Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro. The capital of the Republic is Prishtina, a city of around 500,000 people. The population of Kosovo exceeds 2 million. It is recognized by more than 55 countries.

Why is kosovo at war?

It isn't. There has been no war since around 1999/2000. The political atmosphere is tense but there is no fighting.

What countries recognize Kosovo?

Countries that recognize Republic of Kosovo independence as of Feburary 20th 2009 are : (not in order) \n. ALBANIA \n. AFGHANISTAN \n. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA \n. UNITED KIGDOM OF GREAT BRITAN AND NORTHERN IRELAND \n. IRELAND \n. ICELAND \n. NORWAY \n. SWEEDEN \n. FINLAND \n. COSTA RICA \n. FRANCE \n. GERMANY \n. MACEDONIA \n. MONTENEGRO \n. SLOVENIA \n. TURKEY \n. AUSTRALIA \n. SENEGAL \n. BURKINA FASO \n. NAURU \n. LATVIA \n. DENMARK \n. MALTA \n. ESTONIA \n. ITALY \n. LUXEMBURG \n. PERU \n. PANAMA \n. POLAND \n. SWITZERLAND \n. AUSTRIA \n. NETHERLANDS (Holland) \n. JAPAN \n. CANADA \n. MONACO \n. HUNGARY \n. CROATIA \n. BULGARIA \n. LIECHTENSTEIN \n. SOUTH KOREA \n. MARSHALL ISLANDS \n. SAMOA \n. LITHUANIA \n. SAN MARINO \n. CZECH REPUBLIC \n. LIBERIA \n. SIERRA LEONE \n. COLOMBIA \n. BELIZE \n. PORTUGAL \n. MONTENEGRO \n. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) \n. MALAYSIA \n. MICRONESIA STATES \n. MALDIVES \n. 55 STATES OFFICALY RECOGNIZE AND SUPPORT KOSOVO. \n COUNTRIES TO RECOGNIZE VERY SOON (FEB 20 - MARCH 20 09 ) AS PREDICTED ARE: \n. Bangladesh \n. Egypt ( UNKNOWN YET) \n. Haiti \n. Jordan \n. Kuwait \n. New Zealand \n. Oman \n. Pakistan \n. Qatar \n. Saudi Arabia \n. Timore-Leste \n. Yemen \n. Angola \n. Uganda \n. Ukraine \n. Israel. \n. \n COUNTRIES THAT RECOGNIZE THE republic of kosovo's PASSPORT. \n. Albania \n. Austria \n. Bulgaria \n. Croatia \n. Denmark \n. Finland \n. Germany \n. Haiti \n. Italy \n. Latvia \n. Macedonia (FYROM) \n. Montenegro \n. Norway \n. Slovenia \n. Switzerland \n. United Kingdom \n. Australia \n. Belgium \n. Canada \n. Czech Republic \n. Estonia \n. France \n. Greece \n. Hungary \n. Japan \n. Luxemburg \n. Liechtenstein \n. Malaysia \n. Netherlands \n. Slovakia \n. Sweden \n. Turkey \n. United States of America (main allie) \n. Countries that have not officially recognized the passport, but, there are reports of Kosovars being able to travel to the country. (Total: 8 \n. GEORGIA \n. ISREAL \n. THAILAND \n. IRAQ \n. MALDIVES \n. ROMANIA \n. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES \n. MOROCCO. \n. \n. all information is as of FEBRUARY 20th 2009. check for futher information. \n. \n. \n. \n.

Kosovo is a republic of what?

Kosovo is Republic of two million ethnic Albanians. Before it was known as "Kosovo i mehohija" from Serbian historic records. In ancient times, Kosovo was part of Illyria (illyrians-forefathers of today's Albanians) known as Dardania.

Why did kosovo get its independence?

Kosovo became independent because its Albanian government installed by the USA and NATO after the war decided it wanted to be independent from Serbia despite UN resolutions opposing this, the opposition of the Serbian minority in Kosovo and the opposition of Serbia, many surrounding countries and other countries in the European Union. Its independence is recognized by barely a quarter of countries around the world.

Is kosovo Albania?

Yes, complete Albania. They are same people, same blood, same everything. They speak same language and everything. Just like Oregon and Washington, are they different?

What is kosovo a republic of?

Kosovo is today mostly controlled by KLA or Kosovo Liberation Army.KLA is an albanian terrorist group, today supported by US and NATO,based on religious and ethnic hatred towards Serbs and Greeks, andhas on many occasions committed genocide against those ethnicgroups. When in 1998 Serbian Armed Forces attempted to attack the KLA whowere at that point harassing and slaughtering both Serbs andAlbanians in Kosovo, NATO bombed the Republic of Serbia. Eventually the Armed Forces had to retreat from Kosovo as thebombings were intentionally killing civilians. In 2008 Kosovo declared independence, which was supported by mostcountries of NATO, but rejected as illegal by most world nations.China, Brazil and Russia strongly opposed the US support to aterrorist group, and a few days later Russian Armed Forces arrivedto Kosovo, pushing the UN and US "peace forces" to leave mostsections of Kosovo. Today the question of Kosovo remainsunresolved, but it does not, and will never have independence.

What does Albania have to do with kosovo?

The Albanian government supported and continues to support the KLA terrorist organization in Kosovo, now renamed to Kosovo Police. Albania has the intention of taking Kosovo from Serbia, as part of the idea of a "Great Albania". Weapons used by the Kosovo Liberation Army were supplied by Albania, and organs removed from Serbs kidnapped by KLA are transfered trough Albania to Turkey. Hashim Taci, the prime minister of the illegal state of Kosovo, is a member of the KLA and in close ties with the Albanian mafia and government. Kosovo and albania have the same language and the same origins,but kosovo was seperated by albania form the serbs,wich inslaved us and killed and masacerd our population they even make it ilegal to learn in albanian language but that changed when kosovo was libereated,with the help of NATO not only the albanians and kosovo was announced as a sorvan and democratic state.p.s i corrected this anwser becuse of the truth beeing hidden probabaly by a serb.Bye and Thank you America and Albania(Kosovo citticen).

Who votes in Kosovo?

everyone who wants to vote u must be resident of kosovo (kosovan nationality) u must be 18 + years old

Who discovered the country kosovo?

US Oil companies. Since they wanted an oil pipeline from the black sea passing southern Kosovo. Also to get the land-routes to the southern edge of the NATO countries like Greece and Turkey on the to the oil in Iraq and further into north-east. Also George Soros was interested in grabbing Yugoslav people owned industry and business of all kind - especially the TREPCA mines complex with both mines and ore treatment factories. So in March 1990, the US Congress adopted the "Foreign Operation Appropriation Law", which ended every form of financial assistance to Yugoslavia, except for democratic parties, and in a way that the Nazis and Islamic fundamentalists were also regarded as the democratic parties which needed to be supported. Later on the Albanian terrorists too. When the terrorists finally caused a reaction of the government, the media said the Yugoslav government would suppress them and NATO must make war for humanitarian reasons. Also Germany did in Albania organize (!) ,train and equip the so-called KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army, which according top European drup police chiefs just were identical to the drug amd woman trafficing. Since they could not need police around their business they got from the west the honorable idea to become the KLA, a Liberation Army. They killed the Serb minority and Policemen, in order to cause military reactions that could give NATO a reason to go to war against Yugoslavia. The first real ethnic cleansing began after NATO entered the Country. But it was the ethnic cleansing of the Serbs who must have leaved their country. Surely this idea was a long-term aim, but first the disision of the USSR bosses to switch over to capitalism and getting Billionaires gave NATO the Chance to supress and conquer Yugoslava.

Is Kosovo a Country And Where Is It Situated?

No Kosovo does not have enough recognition to be its own country, though it declared independence in 2008, from Serbia. It is situated in southern Serbia, bordering Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro.

Who won the battle of kosovo?

In Battle of Kosovo there was no winer of battle but Turks won the war against Serbian weak empire...Reason why Turks won was because they were disciplin army and modernized for that time, and Serbian noblema and rulers with church was selfish and didn't united on time...

Where can you exchange a kosovo driving license?

If you are asking about becoming licensed in another country, you will probably NOT be able to do a straight exchange of lecenses. (in the US) You will probably have to demonstrate your knowledge of the local traffic laws and, possibly, demonstrate your driving ability.

What are kosovo allies?

Kosovos main allies are most of European countries, like Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Swiss, Austria, etc, exuding Greece, Spain. Also US, Canada, Australia, Japan are main allies to Kosovo

What animals live in kosovo?

Bears for sure, birds, dogs, snakes (big ones), they have mountain goats, sheep, cows, chickens, pigs....all sorts of things, you should visit sometime :)

Why is Kosovo not in the un?

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on on February 17, 2008 but has not gained complete international recognition to allow it to become a member of the United Nations.

What are the enemies of kosovo?

The enemies of Kosovo are primarily the KLA terrorists, the Albanian government and their supporters. The KLA has effectively occupied the Serbian land of Kosovo, terrorizing both the Albanian and non-Albanian population. At this point the Kosovo Police, a group of KLA, has established presence in most parts of Kosovo. Serbian Gendarmerie still patrols the regions borders, in order to stop any attemt of KLA to overrun Serbia.

Why did the us get involved in the kosovo crisis?

The U.S. likely had a few reasons for becoming involved in theKosovo crisis. According to former President Clinton, it was mainlyan economic reason, and the war was supposed to help the U.S.financially by increasing trade with Europe.

Is Kosovo found in Europe?

Yes Kosovo is a territory of Serbia that declared independence, but has yet to be recognized by enough nations to be sovereign.

How were people killed in the Kosovo genocide?

there was no 'genocide" in Kosovo .The Kosovo conflict was a civil conflict between the Serbian Yugoslav army and the Rebel "Kosovo liberation army".The Kosovo province of Serbia was largely Albanian and had its autonomy revoked by Milosevic when the KLA started to operate in the area. The total Civilian death toll according to the un to this day is about 3000.There was a mass exodus of Albanian civilians who were victims of Serb counter strikes but also by nato Bombings.In fact over 200 Albanina civilians were killed by nato Bombs.During the Kosovo war the figures were highly inflamated due to the need for Nato to move in.So they propped up the figures to around 10,000 then many officilas claiming that up to 150,000 civilians were being massacred. todays research showes quit different outcomes,there effectivly were war crimes as ussual,commited by all sides in Kosovo,But there was no Genocide what so ever.

Who is pony from kosova?

October.11 3 rd hour Have you ever read a story that shows characters expressing survival? In (The Most Dangerous Game) rainsford had to fight to survive when he got stuck on a hidden island he was not familiar with. More so in the story (The Necklace) loisel has to fight to survive as a middle classmen. In both stories (The necklace) and (The Most Dangerous Game) many examples of survival are shown. In the (most dangerous game) many ways of survival where expressed. One way that the story shows survival is that rainsford fall out of the yacht and he survives by swimming and not drowning and not getting eaten by some type of sea creature. Also rainsford is stuck on the island and he explores and finds zaroffs mansion. He is being hunted by survival in a territory that is unknown and fights to survive by not being killed by him but him killing zaroffs. In the story (the necklace) many ways of survival were fulfilled. In the story loisel was a middle class wife so she had to survive in misery and shame on not having as much money as the rich people. Loisel had to survive by working. She worked a lot to get money and get by to pay the necklace . Loisel had just found out her so called necklace was fake. She had to get by through the shame and regret and survive. The theme of survival is expressed throughout the story. In (The Necklace) loisel was in misery and wanted a necklace she had lost so she had to work a lot until she had found out it was fake. And also in (The most dangerous game

How many Muslims live in Kosovo?

Almost the entire Kosovo population (roughly 95%) of 1.7 million is ethnically Muslim. Whether or not they are religiously Muslim is something for which statistics are currently lacking. Kosovo, like Albania, is one of the few Muslim-majority states that has a purely secular constitution and a generally secular atmosphere.

Does kosovo produce gold?

The only mine is Kosovo is the Trpeza mine in Malisevo, Prizren which produces approx 142 ton's of Gold

What is the area code for Kolle Kosovo?

The area of Kolle, also known as Kolo, in Kosovo does not have anarea code for itself, but it is in the Kosovska Mitrovica District.Mitrovica's area code is 28. If you are internationally calling, you will need your country'sinternational calling code and Uganda's country code, which is 383. For example, if you are calling from the United States or Canada toKolo, the phone number would begin with 011 383 28 and then therest of the phone number. The international calling code from the United States/Canada is011, Kosovo's country code is 383, Mitrovica's area code is 28, andthen followed by the phone number.