Definition of homeland noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmlænd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmlænd//
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  1. 1[usually singular] the country where a person was born Many refugees have been forced to flee their homeland.
  2. 2(in the Republic of South Africa under the apartheid system in the past) one of the areas with some self-government that were intended for a group of black African people to live in the Transkei homeland
  3. Extra examples He longs to return to his homeland. He wants his children to grow up in his adopted homeland. It is is the role of the army to protect the homeland. They hope to remain in their homeland. They were devastated that they had to leave their beloved homeland. the struggle to defend their ancient homeland After the war they wished to return to their traditional homelands.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homeland