nationhood

[ ney-shuh n-hoo d ]
/ ˈneɪ ʃənˌhʊd /

noun

the state or quality of having status as a separate and independent nation: an African colony that achieved nationhood.

Origin of nationhood

First recorded in 1840–50; nation + -hood
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