Translation of homeland in Spanish:

homeland

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmlænd/

n

  • 1.1 (country of origin) patria (f), tierra (f) natal
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    • He figured he had a better chance at success as a native in his homeland than in the U.S. as a foreigner.
    • However, when these Muslims left their homelands for foreign lands, it was with a missionary spirit.
    • A group of five students from Germany have organised an exhibition in Sligo on their native homeland.
    1.2 (in South Africa) homeland (m)
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    • At present, these courts are governed by the statutes of the former apartheid government and the former homelands and self-governing territories.
    • Africans living in the homelands needed passports to enter South Africa.
    • The Bantu homelands were abolished following South Africa's adoption of a multiracial constitution in 1994 and South African nationality was restored to all their citizens.

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