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English definition of “fatherland”


noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈfɑː.ðə.lænd/ us    /-ðɚ-/ (also motherland)
the country in which you were born, or the country with which you feel most connectedCountry and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
(Definition of fatherland from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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