Micronationalist is the term used to refer to a person (or rarely an animal) who is in a micronation, or involved with micronationalism in anyway. The definition may also be vaguely stretched to include anyone with a passionate interest in micronationalism, though the definition is usually rarely used or is rejected by micronational journalists and scholars.
The word may also be used when exhibiting or relating to micronationalism instead of 'micronational', such as "In an attempt to simultaneously realize these objectives, the micronationalist phenomenon has been examined in light of academic and legal research, particularly in connection with traditional international law."
The term dates back to at least the 1970s. Throughout the early 2000s and following the creation of MicroWikia and similar websites, the term became widely accepted. In 2008, Colleen Mastony of the Chicago Tribune wrote "Baugh, a 45-year-old father of two, is a micronationalist, one of a wacky band of do-it-yourself nation builders who raise flags over their front yards and declare their property to be [...]".
- Kevin Baugh (b. 1962), President of Molossia
- Leonard Casley (1925–2019), founder and first Prince of Hutt River
- M. P. Shiel (1865–1947), King of Redonda
- Jonathan I (b. 1994), Emperor of Austenasia and owner of MicroWiki
- Paddy Roy Bates (1921–2012), founder of Sealand
- Danny Wallace (b. 1976), founder of Lovely and presenter of the BBC TV mini-series How to Start Your Own Country
- Vít Jedlička (b. 1983), President of Liberland
- Emperor George II (b. 1981), Emperor of Atlantium
In popular culture
- Micronationalist of the Month and Micronationalist of the Year are both awards handed out as recognition of the best achievements of micronationalists of that respective period in the MicroWiki Sector.
- Micronationalist on MicroWikiDictionary.
- Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) DIME Magazine Issue #1. Retrieved 28 June 2020.