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Urheimat

[oo r-hahy-maht; German oor-hahy-maht] /ˈʊərˌhaɪ mɑt; German ˈurˌhaɪ mɑt/
noun
1.
the primeval habitation of a people, especially the prehistoric homeland of the speakers of a protolanguage.
Origin of Urheimat
1930-1935
1930-35; < German, equivalent to ur- ur-3 + Heimat home, homeland
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  • But since this date, there has been a shifting of the "Urheimat" further and further west.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane

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