In general, this means that different regional groups should be able to maintain their own distinct identity.
San Diego is known as a city of neighborhoods, each with their distinct identity and history.
The assembly would be a body corporate with a distinct legal identity.
This week he has established himself as a leader with a distinct identity.
The combination of those styles gives the company its distinct identity.
The preference is for each community to maintain its distinct identity.
Each of the six campuses has its own distinct cultural identity and academic focus.
I think this is because we have our own distinct identity and proper base.
The ancestry of the people go a long way back and have developed their own distinct identity.
In the east, however, several indigenous groups have maintained a distinct identity.