[ oo r-hahy-maht; German oor-hahy-maht ]
/ ˈʊərˌhaɪ mɑt; German ˈurˌhaɪ mɑt /


the primeval habitation of a people, especially the prehistoric homeland of the speakers of a protolanguage.

Origin of Urheimat

1930–35; < German, equivalent to ur- ur-3 + Heimat home, homeland
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Examples from the Web for urheimat

  • But since this date, there has been a shifting of the "Urheimat" further and further west.

    Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane