2. Communauté d'origine.
ETYM Imitated from Dutch vaderland. Related to Father, and Land.
The country where one was born; SYN. homeland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, native land.
One's native land; the country in which one was raised.
The country of one's ancestors; -- same as fatherland.
ETYM French nation, Latin natio nation, race, orig., a being born, from natus, p. p. of nasci, to be born, for gnatus, gnasci, from the same root as Eng. kin. Related to Kin kindred, and cf. Cognate, Natal, Native.
1. A federation of tribes (especially native American tribes).
2. The people of a nation or country or a community of persons bound by a common heritage; SYN. nationality, land, country, a people.