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Nation and Nationality

The word 'Nation' is derived from Latin word "natio" which means people. A group of people living in particular area or territory under the same law, sovereignty,constitution and a government is known as a nation. A nation is also called as a country.

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According to the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063, the nation is defined as "having common aspirations and united by a bond of allegiance to national independence, integrity, national interest, and prosperity, the Nepalese people endowed with multiracial, multilingual, multi-religious and multicultural specialties collectively constitute the nation".

Nepal is an independent, sovereign, secular, indivisible, inclusive, federal democratic republic country. Many languages are spoken in our country such as Newari, Magar, Tharu, Maithili, Tamang, Sherpa, etc. which can be taken as the mother tongue but the common language used in our country, Nepal is Nepali which is used in all over the nation. We all people living in Nepal are called as Nepali/ Nepalese.

The word 'Nationality' is derived from the word 'Nation'. The status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization is known as nationality. Everyone has a gender, race, sexual orientation and a nationality. A person's nationality is where they are a legal citizen, usually in the country where they were born. We are born in Nepal so our nationality is Nepali.

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Nation and nationality are the two sides of a coin. Being a nationality of a nation, we have duties and responsibilities towards our nation. We should promote and preserve our nationality to be a good citizen. Our nationality is our identity. Our nationality is the pride of our nation because it is the product of our past glory, art, architecture, customs, literature, culture and tradition. We must preserve our culture, tradition, and national properties in order to hand it to our upcoming generation.

We should always respect our nationality and understand its importance. Every citizen should be proud to their own nation. All Nepalese should have the strong feeling of nationality and should have unity among all to develop the nation. Every citizen should work for the welfare of a nation by his/her own interest. Our duties are to respect our national anthem, national interest, national flag, national color, animal and all other things which reflect our nation. We should fight to protect our nation.



  • The word 'Nation' is derived from latin word "natio" which means people. 
  • The word 'Nationality' is derived from the word 'Nation'. 
  • A group of people living in particular area or territory under the same law, sovereignty,constitution and a government is known as a nation. 
  • Nepal is an independent, sovereign, secular, indivisible, inclusive, federal democratic republic country. 
  • The status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization is known as nationality.
  •  Our nationality is our pride of a nation because it is the product of our past glory, art, architecture, customs, literature, culture and tradition.
  • All Nepalese should have the strong feeling of nationlity and should have unity among all to develop the nation.
  •  We should fight and defense to protect our nation. 
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Very Short Questions

Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 has defined nation that "having common aspirations and united by a bond of allegiance to national independence, integrity, national interest, and prosperity, the Nepalese people endowed with multiracial, multilingual, multi-religious and multicultural specialties collectively constitute the nation".

We should do following things to protect our nationality:

  • We must preserve our culture, tradition, and national properties.
  • All citizens should have a strong feeling of nationality.
  •  All citizens should have unity among them.
  • Citizens should work for the development activities of the nation,

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  • The nation Nepal is defined as "Nepal is an independent, indivisible, sovereign, secular, inclusive, federal _______ republic country". 

    monarchy
    democratic
    beautiful 
    secular
  • Nationality means a state of being a ______ of a nation.

    property 
    individual 
    member
    part
  • Nation and ______ are like two sides of a nation.

    people
    government
    nationality
    citizens
  • Voice should be raised when our ______ encroaches.

    district
    house
    country
    border
  • Every citizen should work for the national ______ or for the welfare of the nation.

    development
    progress
    betterment
    interest
  • We should be united against any ______ to our nationality or the nation's welfare.

    love
    help
    war
    attack
  • The word 'Nation' is derived from latin word ______ which means people.

    national
    notio
    natio
    nationary
  • The word 'Nationality' is derived from the word ______ .

    Nation
    National
    Natio
    Country
  • Our nationality is our ______ of a nation.

    head
    status
    believe
    pride
  • We should fight and defense to ______ our nation.

    protect
    preserve
    uplift
    promote
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