Your nationality is the country you come from: American, Canadian, and Russian are all nationalities.

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. People from Mexico have Mexican nationality, and people from Australia have Australian nationality. People of the same nationality usually share traditions and customs, and they might look a little alike, too. Nationality is one of many qualities that bring people together.

Definitions of nationality
  1. noun
    the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
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    type of:
    position, status
    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
  2. noun
    people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation
    “immigrants of the same nationality often seek each other out”
    “such images define their sense of nationality
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    type of:
    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
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