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noun as in birthplace

noun as in fatherland

Strong match

noun as in homeland

Strong match

Weak match

noun as in mother country

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Example Sentences

I explain to those skeptical of my decision that more than the desire to get reacquainted with my motherland is also a need for my baby to know Vietnam in the way that I had, in their spirit and their soul — not something I alone can teach.

From Time

Although they’ve lived in the United States for more than 40 years, the loss of their motherland will remain a tragedy in our family history.

From Time

I began by asking Elif about the Turkish government’s decision to withdraw from the treaty, and what it means for women’s rights in her motherland.

From Time

Instead, she lives under the close watch of the bowibu and is deployed by government propagandists to warn people of the hardship faced by those who leave the motherland.

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Yanukovych has now been confirmed to be residing in his true motherland.

In the event, it only got a scene in the music video for “Putin Will Teach You To Love the Motherland.”

And added a sad smile: “ But Putin will teach them how to love the motherland.”

The activists had arrived in Sochi with the aim of performing a new song called “Putin will teach you how to love the motherland.”

Showalter commends but is under no illusions about the ordinary Russian defending his Motherland.

Their passionate devotion to their faith is only rivalled by their passionate devotion to the Motherland.

The inherent loyalty of the South American to the motherland forbade any such move at the time.

All the Dominions and Overseas possessions rallied to the Motherland with equal enthusiasm.

Are we traitors, you and I, because we love our old motherland too well, and hate the Wolves that have devoured our inheritance?

Redier , a French writer, illustrates this very clearly when he pleads that the interest of the motherland must be placed first.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to motherland, such as: fatherland, country of origin, native home, native land, one's country, and place of origin.

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