na·tion·al·ist /-lɪst, ɪst/
1. One who advocates national unity and independence; -- as, for example, one of a party favoring Irish independence before 1918.
adj : devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation
including promoting the interests of one country over
those of others; "nationalist aspirations"; "minor
nationalistic differences" [syn: nationalistic]
n 1: one who loves and defends his or her country [syn: patriot]
2: an advocate of national independence of or a strong national