Definition of nationality in English:


Syllabification: na·tion·al·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌnaSHəˈnalədē

noun (plural nationalities)

1The status of belonging to a particular nation: they changed their nationality and became Lebanese
More example sentences
  • They can be obtained to show that administrative orders and notices are invalid, or exempt from taxation, or for confirming matters of marital status and nationality.
  • The former will prohibit any discrimination based on gender, contracted workers' status, nationality, disability and old-school ties.
  • They belong to everyone without distinction as to sex, marital status, race or nationality.
1.1Distinctive national or ethnic character: the change of a name does not discard nationality
2An ethnic group forming a part of one or more political nations: all the main nationalities of Ethiopia
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  • It should be obvious that the diverse ethnic groups and nationalities that call themselves Muslims are not of one mind.
  • This is a country which is composed of all sorts of sects, religion, nationalities and ethnic minorities.
  • It has made colleagues of staff from different nationalities, cultures, ethnic backgrounds and religions.
ethnic group, ethnic minority, tribe, clan, race, nation

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