motherland

[ muhth-er-land ]
/ ˈmʌð ərˌlænd /

noun

one's native land.
the land of one's ancestors.
a country considered as the origin or source of something.

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Origin of motherland

First recorded in 1705–15; mother1 + land
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British Dictionary definitions for motherland

motherland
/ (ˈmʌðəˌlænd) /

noun

another word for fatherland
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