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Nation and Nationality

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Nationality

The concept of nation and nationality are extremely difficult to define. A nation means a group of people who share a common territory and government. The word nation came to the English from the Old French word ‘nacion’, which is derived from the latin word ‘natio’ meaning “birth”. The nation is a social concept. It is an organized community of people composed of one or more languages, religions, cultures, traditions and history. A nation, by comparison, is more impersonal, abstract, and overtly political than an ethnic group.

There are different things which constitute a nation, among them some are listed below:

  • Government: It is the system by which the state or community is controlled.
  • Population:All the people who live in the certain country.
  • Sovereignty: Sovereignty is the authority by which a country governs itself.
  • Territory:A territory is a term for types of administrative division.

The concept of nation and nationality influences government policies. Nationality is a country, you come from. Nationality is an abstract concept. It is all about the way the people in certain territory bind themselves through some common meaning.

Nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a state. The feeling of brotherhood, welfare, cooperation, mutual understanding and unity they share constitute a nation. We all share some common history and traditions as a citizen of Nepal. Nationality differs technically and legally from citizenship, which is a different legal relationship between a person and a country. The feeling of being different but living under the same umbrella gives us the feeling of nationality.

So, a nation is like different colours of flowers in a garden. We love our nation and feel proud of being Nepali. The love for our nation forms nationality. The feeling of pride towards one’s ancestry, history, heritage, which each and every Nepali harbour for being a citizen of Nepal, construct our nationality. We have not been under any foreign invasion yet. Nepal is the country of peace. There had been brave warriors who sacrificed their lives for our nation. They put their life at stalk than remain defeated, and dominated. Such is the history of our nation which has constructed our nationality and have made us really proud of our ancestors.



  • A nation means a group of people who share a common territory and government. The word nation came to the English from the Old French word ‘nacion’, which is derived from the latin word ‘natio’ meaning “birth”.
  • A government is a system by which the state or community is controlled.
  • A population is the people who live in the certain country.
  • Sovereignty is the authority by which a country governs itself.
  • A territory is the term for types of administrative division.
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Very Short Questions

The things which constitute a nation are as follows:

  • Government: It is the system by which a state or community is controlled.
  • Population: All the people who live in a certain country.
  • Sovereignty: The authority with which a country governs itself.
  • Territory: It is a term for types of administrative division.

Nationality binds all the Nepalese together. Because the nation is like different colors of flower in the garden. We love our nation. The feeling of brotherhood, welfare, cooperation, mutual understanding and unity bind all the Nepalese together.

The land or area under the control of a country is called a territory.

Subjugation is to take complete control of people or an individual, especially by defeating them in a war.

Harbours is an emotion, thought, or secret that we have in our mind over a long period of time.

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  • The group of people who share a common territory and government is called _____.

    zone
    geography
    nation
    district
  • The authority of a country to govern itself is________.

    sovereignty
    abstract
    harbours
    subjugation
  • The people who live in certain country is called ____________.

    education
    population
    environment
    health
  • The group of people who have the consent of the people for governing the nation is___________.

    private organizations
    local bodies
    government
    public
  • The qualities or ideas or something having no physical presence is_______.

    harbours
    sovereignty
    subjugation
    abstract
  • An emotion, thought, or secret, we have in our mind over a long period of time is_______.

    government
    subjugation
    abstract
    harbours
  • To take complete control of people or an individual, especially by defeating them in a war is__________.

    subjugation
    harbours
    abstract
    sovereignty
  • A ______is like different kinds of people in colorful dresses within a certain geopolitical boundary.

    nation
    river
    zone
    district
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