(someone's) native soil

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(someone's) native soil

The country or geographical area in which someone was born and/or raised. Though I've spent most of my adult life in London, it's always nice to return to my native soil of Shanghai, if even for just a few days.
See also: native, soil
References in classic literature ?
After all, Passepartout, who had been away from France five years, would not be sorry to set foot on his native soil again.
By and by, however, it seemed as though he was to return safely after all, for the gods backed the wind into its old quarter and they reached home; whereon Agamemnon kissed his native soil, and shed tears of joy at finding himself in his own country.
1979: The Pope is greeted by two million people as he sets foot on his native soil of Poland.
In exile in Saudi Arabia since January, there have been no moves by Saudi King Abdullah to extradite him back to his native soil.
POLAND'S church bells rang out to greet Pope John Paul as he set foot again on his native soil, the first Roman Catholic pontiff to visit a communist-ruled country.
Now the 47-year-old has moved home to be closer to his family and friends and will perform his first gig on his native soil at The Malt Shovel in Lower End, Bubbenhall on Sunday night.
Lyle is being considered but Jose-Maria Olazabal, who vice-captained Nick Faldo's disastrous reign at Valhalla this year, is another contender, while there is some support for Ian Woosnam to lead the team on his native soil.
The Navan-born actor, 55, became an American citizen a few years ago and thinks of the other side of the Atlantic as his native soil.
Tipperary by Liam McGrath, the March 2005 son of Premier Fantasy-Rackethall Pride won eight from 27 on his native soil, finishing in June with a run through to the Irish St Leger final.
The final is in Paris but a glorious triumph on his native soil will end the Frenchman's quest for perfection.
SCOTS movie star Brian Cox was back on his native soil yesterday filming a new twist on the stories of Sherlock Holmes.
Last week the Irish Ambassador to Turkey, Tipperary native Sean Whelan, died unexpectedly in Istanbul and was brought home to be buried on his native soil.
Rather than kneeling to kiss his native soil as he used to, the Pope kissed a basket of wild flowers.
With his strong background in international planning, alliances and several aspects of corporate finance, we couldn't be more pleased to see James return to his native soil to lead an exceptional American Airlines team in Europe," said Dan Garton, American's Executive Vice President - Customer Services.
While the book is successful in that regard, it shows at the same time how much Erasmus in the scope of his accomplishments transcended the confines of his native soil.