Definition of narodnost in English:

narodnost

(also narodnost′)

noun

Russian History
  • In Russia and (formerly) the Soviet Union: a sense of belonging to a nation, national character or quality; the essential quality of the (common) people. Also as a count noun: a group of people sharing a national identity, but lacking some attribute or attributes essential to a people or nation.

Origin

1940s. From Russian narodnost′ nationality, essential quality of the (common) people, group of people sharing national identity from narod + -nost′, suffix corresponding approximately in use to -ness.

Pronunciation

narodnost

/nəˈrɒdnɒst/