homeland noun

ADJ. beloved They were devastated that they had to leave their beloved homeland. | ancient, traditional the struggle to defend their ancient homeland | former | tribal | adopted He wants his children to grow up in his adopted homeland. | Jewish, Palestinian

VERB + HOMELAND flee, leave During the war, they were forced to flee their homeland. | go back to, return to, visit He longs to return to his homeland.

PREP. in a/sb's ~ They hope to remain in their homeland.