What is your nationality?

When you got a form and asking your nationality, what is the correct wording to describe your nationality?

This is a little confuse when asking some Asian people, especially Chinese. As the meaning on Chinese and English is little bit different.

Below is the correct answer on nationality. Hope it saves you.

CountryNationality
AmericaAmerican
BelarusBelarusian
BrazilBrazilian
BritainBritish
CanadaCanadian
ChinaChinese
DenmarkDanish
EgyptEgyptian
FranceFrench
GeorgiaGeorgian
GermanyGerman
GreeceGreek
HollandDutch
IndiaIndian
IrelandIrish
ItalyItalian
JapanJapanese
KoreaKorean
LibyaLibyan
MoroccoMoroccan
NigeriaNigerian
PakistanPakistani
PeruPeruvian
QatarQatari
RussiaRussian
ScotlandScottish
SpainSpanish
SwitzerlandSwiss
ThailandThai
TurkeyTurkish
UkraineUkrainian
UAEEmirati
UzbekistanUzbekistani
VietnamVietnamese
WalesWelsh
YemenYemeni
ZambiaZambian

In Chinese, when you’re asking nationality in Chinese (that is 國籍), it is asking which country you’re from. However, when you’re asking nationality in English, it’s the same meaning that asking which country you’re belongs to. The tricky point is, if a person belongs to China, he/she must be a Chinese, right? Same logic, if a person belongs to Italy, so he/she must be a Italian.

As you see, when you are asking nationality again. Hope you got the idea.

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