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nation

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈneɪʃən/
B2 a country or the people living in a country: Asian nations industrial nations The entire nation mourned her death. a nation of dog lovers. →  See also the United Nations Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesRace and ethnicityRacial issues
Translations of “nation”
in Korean 나라…
in Arabic أُمّة…
in French nation, peuple…
in Turkish millet, ulus, halk…
in Italian nazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 民族…
in Russian страна, нация…
in Polish naród, państwo…
in Spanish nación, pueblo…
in Portuguese nação…
in German die Nation, das Volk…
in Catalan nació…
in Japanese 国家, 国民…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 民族…
(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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