Kosovo: Questions and Answers

Who lives in Kosovo?

Kosovo’s total current population is believed to between 1.8 and 2 million. The uncertainty is due to the presence of an unknown number of Muslim Albanians who have illegally entered from adjacent Albania, as well as the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Christian Serbs and other non-Albanians. Since the removal of about two-thirds of the pre-1999 Christian Serb population (plus other non-Albanians, such as Roma, Croatians, Goranci, Jews, Turks, Egyptians, and others), Christian Serbs in Kosovo number something over 100,000. Almost all the rest are Muslim Albanians.