native land

noun

: the country in which one was born

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Recent Examples on the Web Conservationists think winds from last August’s Hurricane Idalia carried the birds to their native land. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 11 June 2024 Darren Kiely Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden Contemporary Irish folk singer/songwriter Darren Kiely comes from County Cork and sells out shows throughout his native land. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 27 Jan. 2024 Furiosa spends the rest of the movie trying to return to her native land, though she’s occasionally distracted by fantasies of revenge. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 8 May 2024 Phnom Penh is more than 14 hours by plane from Long Beach, yet Cambodian expatriates in and around this city still feel threatened by their native land’s repressive government — and determined to push for change. Jireh Deng, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Celebrating the reggae icon's birthday in our native land was a special treat for this superfan. Essence, 24 Feb. 2024 Why do feral Mexican parrots thrive in L.A. but struggle to survive in their native land? Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 In their native land, coffee trees typically grow in the understory of tropical forests. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2024 As to what Downey is ascribing to his native land, Murphy can do nothing but laugh. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2024

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“Native land.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/native%20land. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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