[hohm-land, -luhnd]
one's native land.
a region created or considered as a state by or for a people of a particular ethnic origin: the Palestinian homeland.
any of the thirteen racially and ethnically based regions created in South Africa by the South African government as nominally independent tribal ministates to which blacks are assigned.

1660–70; home + land

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homeland (ˈhəʊmˌlænd)
1.  the country in which one lives or was born
2.  the official name for a Bantustan

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Example sentences
It doesn't travel well and is better in its homeland.
They were new immigrants, there for the money, and not happy to be out of their
Fate, he said, had chosen a better path for him in his homeland.
But at its core is the story of a people who, for five centuries, have been
  longing to call their homeland their own.
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