homeland

[ hohm-land, -luhnd ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌlænd, -lənd /

noun

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 Black people were formerly assigned.

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Origin of homeland

First recorded in 1660–70; home + land
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British Dictionary definitions for homeland

homeland
/ (ˈhəʊmˌlænd) /

noun

the country in which one lives or was born
the official name for a Bantustan
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