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birthplace

noun
     
birth‧place [countable usually singular]
1 the place where someone was born, used especially when talking about someone famous:
Stratford-upon-Avon was Shakespeare's birthplace.
2 the place where something first started to happen or exist:
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz.

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