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homeland

noun home·land \-ˌland also -lənd\

: the country where someone was born or grew up

: a usually large area where a particular group of people can live

Full Definition of HOMELAND

1
:  native land :  fatherland
2
:  a state or area set aside to be a state for a people of a particular national, cultural, or racial origin; especially :  bantustan
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Examples of HOMELAND

  1. He returned to his homeland for the first time in many years.
  2. The rebels are fighting for an independent homeland.

First Known Use of HOMELAND

1670
HOMELAND Defined for Kids

homeland

noun home·land \ˈhōm-ˌland\

Definition of HOMELAND for Kids

:  the country a person comes from

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