- the nationality of Ireland is in her songs and in her stories, and in her chronicles and in her tradition
- —W. B. Yeats
:a legal relationship involving allegiance on the part of an individual and usually protection on the part of the state
- nationality bestowed by birth
:membership in a particular nation
:political independence or existence as a separate nation
:a people having a common origin, tradition, and language and capable of forming or actually constituting a nation-state
- The diverse nationalities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire desired independence.
:an ethnic group constituting one element of a larger unit (such as a nation)
- The country is home to five nationalities.