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Re: national v nationalist

Dave F. wrote:
> stating that in a news story that someone is a
> "Puerto Rican National" is not correct

and I noted:
> > Puerto Rico, while not politically independent, is considered a 
> > distinct nation for some purposes: e.g., in international athletic 
> > competition

and Dave F. replied:
> I have never heard anyone using USOC standards when writing a news 
> story. Sports yes, news no.

Well, here's a data point from another source, the US Government.  The
CIA Factbook lists Puerto Rico as a country, and speaks of the
nationality "Puerto Rican":


I'm starting to think that it is correct to refer to a "Puerto Rican
national" in the news, although such nationals are US citizens.