Use of terms like fatherland and motherland can sound very nationalistic e. Outside of political contexts, homeland can be more neutral, though it may come across a bit old-fashioned sounding today Birthday celebrations are different in my homeland.
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According to Google Ngram data, homeland far outnumbers fatherland and motherland. Generally, Americans, when they want to refer to a place they emigrated from or where their ancestors were born, will simply refer to that country, e. But, this point is important. Menu Dictionary. Everything After Z by Dictionary. What are the origins of motherland and fatherland?
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