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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationality

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazionalità

[...] IN ENGLISH, THE SAME WORD IS USED IN THE SENSE

OF AN ETHNIC GROUP (A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO SHARE A COMMON ETHNIC IDENTITY, LANGUAGE, CULTURE, DESCENT, HISTORY,

AND SO FORTH). THIS MEANING OF NATIONALITY IS NOT DEFINED

BY POLITICAL BORDERS OR PASSPORT OWNERSHIP AND INCLUDES NATIONS THAT LACK AN INDEPENDENT STATE.

 

[...] ARTICLE 15 OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS STATES THAT "EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO A NATIONALITY,"

AND "NO ONE SHALL BE ARBITRARILY DEPRIVED OF HIS NATIONALITY NOR DENIED THE RIGHT TO CHANGE HIS NATIONALITY."