Pronunciation: (hōm'land", -lund), [key]
1. one's native land.
2. a region created or considered as a state by or for a people of a particular ethnic origin: the Palestinian homeland.
3. any of the thirteen racially and ethnically based regions created in South Africa by the South African government as nominally independent tribal ministates to which blacks are assigned.
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