[hohm-land, -luh nd]
- one's native land.
- a region created or considered as a state by or for a people of a particular ethnic origin: the Palestinian homeland.
- any of the thirteen racially and ethnically based regions created in South Africa by the South African government as nominally independent tribal ministates to which blacks are assigned.
Origin of homeland
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Examples from the Web for homeland
This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
Or will we simply see more senseless bloodshed and another generation of Palestinians defer their dreams of a homeland?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
Of course there are times when actual CIA practice would have been different from that portrayed in Homeland.
Finally, John has been a consultant to Homeland throughout this season.
The US Department of Homeland Security placed Saravia on it's wanted list when the former Modesto, CA., resident went into hiding.Bringing El Salvador Nun Killers to Justice
November 10, 2014
I wish the book might be read by all the Christians in the homeland.Things as They Are
Might he not be the bearer of important and good news from the homeland?Murder Point
I send them all my compliments from the homeland, and ask the reader, if he will, to do likewise.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
The homeland seemed strange at first, but they soon got used to things.Have We No Rights?
Young fellow only thirty, dying so far away from his homeland.Each Man Kills
- the country in which one lives or was born
- the official name for a Bantustan
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Word Origin and History for homeland
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