nationality

nationality
noun
ADJECTIVE
various

cultural differences among various nationalities

mixed

The pupils are of mixed nationality.

dual

He has dual British and South African nationality.

foreign (esp. BrE)
Argentinian, etc.
VERB + NATIONALITY
have
acquire, adopt, assume, obtain, take (BrE)

She is hoping to adopt Australian nationality.

a German-born composer who took British nationality

change
renounce
lose
grant sb (BrE)

He recently received the Spanish passport which grants him dual nationality.

NATIONALITY + VERB
be represented

About 30 nationalities were represented at the tournament.

PHRASES
on (the) grounds of nationality (esp. BrE)

He accused them of discrimination on the grounds of nationality.


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