- one's native land or, sometimes, the land of one's ancestors
- a country thought of as originator or source
Translations for 'motherland'
- American English: motherland The motherland is the country in which you or your ancestors were born and to which you still feel emotionally linked, even if you live somewhere else....love for the motherland.
- Brazilian Portuguese: terra natal
- Chinese: 祖国祖国國
- European Spanish: patria
- French: patrie
- German: Vaterland
- Italian: patria
- Japanese: 母国
- Korean: 모국
- Portuguese: terra natal
- Spanish: patria
Example Sentences Including 'motherland'
He wanted the one thing all exiles crave and few achieve - a triumphant return to the motherland , a vindication.