Definition of nationality in English:


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

noun (plural nationalities)

  • 1The status of belonging to a particular nation: they changed their nationality and became Lebanese
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    • 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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