I'm writing a report and I have to write the personal data (such as full name, address, and the place where the person was born). Now I thought about writing "country of origin" but then I checked it on google and found that article on Wikipedia which states:

"Country of origin (COO), is the country of manufacture, production, or growth where an article or product comes from."

From this article it seems that I can use it for everything except for people. Isn't it?


Yes, you can write about country of origin, but instead of writing 'country of origin', you would put 'nationality' or 'birth nationality'. In fact, isn't stating where they were born the same?

  • Thank you. Nationality doesn't do it necessarily since people can have 2 or more nationalities, but maybe birth nationality may be an alternative, I'm not sure. – Judicious Allure Mar 21 '18 at 8:11

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