Nationality vs. Ethnicity

Nationality vs. Ethnicity

It is easy to confuse nationality and ethnicity, but there is a major difference between them.

Nationality (noun) is the relationship between a person and the political state to which he belongs or is affiliated.

Ethnicity (noun) is the identification of a person with a particular racial, cultural, or religious group.

Here are a few examples that will demonstrate the difference between the two.

1. "My nationality is Italian, but my ethnicity is Caucasian."

2. "My ethnicity is Latino, but my nationality is Brazilian."

Circle the Correct Answer:

1. My nationality/ethnicity is American.

2. My ethnicity/nationality is Hispanic.

Answers: nationality, ethnicity

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