what is different about Kosovo from Serbia or Albania? Cultural differences?

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what is different about Kosovo from Serbia or Albania? Cultural differences?

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Albanians and Serbians are two different ethnic groups. More critically; Albanians are different from all of the other ethnic groups that comprise the former Yugoslavia (i.e. land of the Southern Slavs).

Kosovo is within the territories that the Serbians have generally had political control for a few centuries, but which is populated by a majority of ethnic Albanians. It was also a part of the former Yugoslavia, whereas Albania was not.

Also, this is a part of Europe where ethnic conflict is a thing that has historically happened quite often, so people are generally jittery about being ruled over by an ethnic group that isn’t their own.

“Culture” is difficult to define but if you want to boil it down to just language and religion, most of the population of Kosovo are Albanian-speaking Muslims.

Serbs are slavs who speak a Slavic language and are mostly Eastern Orthodox.

Albanians are descendants of people native to the region over 2000 years ago (think the people Romans were always fighting) and speak a unique language (language isolate), Shqip. They are mostly Muslim.

They generally hate each other, because that’s just how people roll in the Balkans.