native land


: the country in which one was born

Examples of native land in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Many first-generation Taiwanese Americans have felt stronger connections to their native land in recent years as China has threatened the island. Amy Qin, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2024 The debate touches on sensitive issues of deference to elders and religion, the vestiges of colonialism and the influence of American political battles on native land. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023

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“Native land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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