: natio, "people, tribe, kin, genus, class, flock") is a social concept with no uncontroversial definition, but that is most commonly used to designate larger groups or collectives of people with common characteristics attributed to them—including language
(habitus), and ethnicity
. A nation, by comparison, is more impersonal, abstract, and overtly political than an ethnic group
. It is a cultural-political community that has become conscious of its autonomy, unity, and particular interests.