Definition of national identity in English:

national identity

noun

  • A sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, and language.

    ‘his country's lack of an explicit national identity’
    mass noun ‘the image represents the Queen as an emblem of national identity’
    • ‘A sense of national identity had emerged in both countries during the course of the preceding century.’
    • ‘Can anyone explain our present obsession with national identity?’
    • ‘National identity is fluid, not fixed.’
    • ‘The film is a fascinating examination of national identity and class warfare.’
    • ‘For many, agriculture and manufacturing comprise a defining part of the American national identity.’
    • ‘'The Outback' and rural Australia have featured prominently in the development of Australia's national identity.’
    • ‘Tribalism makes us proud to be who we are and gives us national identity.’
    • ‘The song has become a popular expression of national identity among New Zealanders of European descent.’
    • ‘They are determined to downplay commercialism, glorify their national identity, and put a more human face on these Olympics.’
    • ‘In the search for a positive national identity, of course there's nostalgia.’