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Scripts Косово(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian) კოსოვო(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. KAW-saw-vaw(Czech) KAW-so-vo(Dutch, German) KAWS-ə-vo(English) KAW-SAW-VAW(Georgian) KO-sə-və(Russian) KO-so-vo(Serbian) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Albanian Kosova or Kosovë, which is derived from Serbian кос (kos) meaning "blackbird", an ellipsis of Косово Поље (Kosovo Polje) meaning "blackbird field". This is the name of a partially recognized state with a disputed territory in Southeastern Europe.