as in home
the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship though they had lived in their adopted country for many years, the immigrant families never broke their ties with the fatherland entirely

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“Fatherland.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fatherland. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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