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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nationality & race
motherlandmoth‧er‧land /ˈmʌðəlænd $ -ðər-/ noun [countable usually singular]  SANsomeone’s motherland is the country where they were born and to which they feel a strong emotional connection syn mother country, fatherland They are willing to die for the motherland.
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motherlandIn fact it offered a relief that, after all, one did have an acceptable motherland.There was no way in which he could turn a young man's allegiance completely against his motherland in just three weeks.If the husband is the fuhrer of his family then his wife is the small-scale motherland, the guarantor of future generations.Subscribers to the service adopt an electronic leprechaun and receive e-mails comprising gossip and tales from the motherland.
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