[ oor-hahy-maht; German oor-hahy-maht ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby Urheimat

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How to use Urheimat in a sentence

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

    Man, Past and Present | Agustus Henry Keane