homeland

noun home·land \ ˈhōm-ˌland also -lənd \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. He returned to his homeland for the first time in many years.

  2. The rebels are fighting for an independent homeland.

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First Known Use of homeland

circa 1627

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HOMELAND Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of homeland for English Language Learners

  • : the country where someone was born or grew up

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


HOMELAND Defined for Kids

homeland

noun home·land \ ˈhōm-ˌland \

Definition of homeland for Students

: the country a person comes from


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