homeland


home·land

noun \-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

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

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