In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(country of origin)patria femininetierra natal feminine
- For example, a significant number of young Hispanics and Asians are visiting their parents' homelands to study their parents' native languages.
- Asylum seekers cannot call upon their homelands for protection.
- He said that in his homeland even acknowledging homosexuality could land someone in jail.
- Everyone should work hard for their homeland, society and country.
- People being told to leave their homeland and settle somewhere over a green line was something I could not come to terms with.
- He was banned for a year for his action and became a national hero in his homeland.
- That has elevated them to iconic status in their homeland, where Sukur in particular is now more popular than David Beckham is in England.
- A group of five students from Germany have organised an exhibition in Sligo on their native homeland.
- He figured he had a better chance at success as a native in his homeland than in the U.S. as a foreigner.
- Some were unable to save enough money to buy land and in some regions of their homeland no land was available.
- The Iraqi community in Canada is restoring links with its homeland.
- Unlike their offspring, who have few memories of Laos, these community elders have not forgotten their homeland.
- Instead she has been criticised for spending too little time in her homeland and for speaking her native language with an American accent.
- That would make her happy, but it doesn't mean she'll be settling down in her homeland.
- Stations broadcast daily to all European occupied countries, using native speakers who had escaped the invasion of their homelands.
- A sizeable segment of the population was forced to flee their homeland and to take asylum in other countries.
- Many of the poems are about the pain of separation from loved ones or one's homeland.
- Somewhere around the age of 14 he left his native homeland for Canada never to return.
- He resisted communist rule in his homeland, reached out to other faiths, and traveled widely across the world.
- Yet I was determined to settle down and carve out my destiny in my homeland.
- However, when these Muslims left their homelands for foreign lands, it was with a missionary spirit.
2(in South Africa)homeland masculine
- 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.
- It is now obvious even to the Afrikaners that the apartheid fantasy of a South Africa split up into tribal homelands, known as Bantustans, was bound eventually to collapse under what Marxists would term its own contradictions.
- 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.
- Prior to this monumental occasion blacks were systematically moved to restricted areas and homelands, and had no political or economic power.
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