mother country

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as in birthplace
a place of origin Greece can boast to being the mother country of democracy

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as in home
the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship even after decades of living in their adopted nation, they maintained a strong attachment to the mother country

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“Mother country.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mother%20country. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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