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[south-luh nd, -land] /ˈsaʊθ lənd, -ˌlænd/
a southern area.
the southern part of a country.
the Southland, the U.S. South.
Origin of southland
before 1000; Middle English south lond, Old English sūthland; see south, land
Related forms
southlander, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It did not enter his head that in the southland it was otherwise.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Not alone was he in the geographical southland, for he was in the southland of life.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Winter is coming, and I must be on my way to the southland, or the snow will catch me.

  • He has made up his mind to start on a trip to the southland to-morrow.

    Modern Icelandic Plays

    Jhann Sigurjnsson
  • The field below was covered with the dead and wounded of the southland.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

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Word Origin and History for southland

Old English suðland, see south + land (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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