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"nationality" in British English

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nationalitynoun

uk   /ˌnæʃ.ənˈæl.ə.ti/ /ˌnæʃˈnæl-/  us   /-t̬i/
A1 [C or U] the ​officialright to ​belong to a ​particularcountry: 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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(Definition of nationality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nationalitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌnæʃ·əˈnæl·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​state of ​belonging to a ​particularcountry or being a ​citizen of a ​particularnation: [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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