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nationhood

[ney-shuh n-hoo d] /ˈneɪ ʃənˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the state or quality of having status as a separate and independent nation:
an African colony that achieved nationhood.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; nation + -hood
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