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"nationality" in British English

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nationalitynoun

uk   /ˌnæʃ.ənˈæl.ə.ti/ /ˌnæʃˈnælˈæl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌnæʃ.ənˈæl.ə.t̬i/ /ˌnæʃˈnælˈæl.ə.t̬i/
A1 [C or U] the official right to belong to a particular country: She has British nationality. What nationality are you?
[C] a group of people of the same race, religion, traditions, etc.: At the International School they have pupils of 46 different nationalities.

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nationalitynoun [C/U]

us   /ˌnæʃ·əˈnæl·ɪ·t̬i/
the state of belonging to a particular country or being a citizen of a particular nation: [C] "What’s your nationality?" "I’m from Brazil." [C] New York City is home to people of many nationalities.
(Definition of nationality from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nationality”
in Arabic جِنْسِيّة…
in Korean 국적…
in Portuguese nacionalidade…
in Catalan nacionalitat…
in Japanese 国籍…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国籍, 民族…
in Turkish milliyet, uyruk, tabiiyet…
in Russian гражданство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國籍, 民族…
in Italian nazionalità…
in Polish obywatelstwo, narodowość…
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