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1    an aggregation of people or peoples of one or more cultures, races, etc., organized into a single state  
the Australian nation     
2    a community of persons not constituting a state but bound by common descent, language, history, etc.  
the French-Canadian nation     
a    a federation of tribes, esp. American Indians  
b    the territory occupied by such a federation  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin natio birth, tribe, from nasci to be born)  
  nationhood      n  
  nationless      adj  

First Nation  
      n     (Canadian)      another name for       band   1       5  
      n   an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only  
rainbow nation  
      n     (S. African)      an epithet, alluding to its multiracial population, of       South Africa  
     (C20: coined by Nelson Mandela following the end of apartheid)  
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commonwealth, community, country, people, population, race, realm, society, state, tribe  

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nationless adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.

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concert des nations ; communauté des nations
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation
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