homeland ( homelands plural )
1 n-count Your homeland is your native country.
mainly WRITTEN usu poss N
Many are planning to return to their homeland.
2 n-count The homelands were regions within South Africa in which black South Africans had a limited form of self-government.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
country of origin, fatherland, mother country, motherland, native land
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