southland

[south-luh nd, -land]
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noun

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 formssouth·land·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for southland
n.

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

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