the/(one's) mother country

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the/(one's) mother country

The country where one was born of one's family came from. Every Thanksgiving I make a point of eating turkey and cooking pumpkin pie to remind me of my mother country. We set up this community center so immigrants could have a place where they felt connected to the mother country.
See also: country, mother

the ˈmother country

the country where you or your family were born and which you feel a strong emotional connection with: The cafe was a meeting place for the immigrants, a welcome reminder of the tastes of the mother country.
See also: country, mother
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"They were well weaned from the delicate milk of their mother country, and inured to the difficulties of a strange land.
She also pointed out that she will relay a message to the Lebanese Diaspora prompting them to visit Lebanon and contribute in developmental projects in their mother country, Lebanon.
The activity was intended to build up the Filipino community's solidarity and sense of nationalism towards their mother country, the Philippines.
In her young life Malala Yousafzai has emerged as a powerful and visible role model and she and her family have paid a high price for this in terms of Malala sustaining near fatal injuries which led to her whole family being uprooted from their mother country. The format of this book is to utilise large full colour photographs to explore the reality of children's lives and how Malala's example and advocacy has focussed the world's eyes on the need for change.
It is also pertinent to note that the youth diaspora is upholding the great traditions and cultural heritage of their mother country India, thereby setting valuable examples for the youth population of their host countries," the minister said.
Mr Shebani reiterated the Democratic Party's firm stand for the return of Libyan Jews to their mother country. He said Libya needs them as food needs salt.
Dr Darwish, thank you for blowing the whistle and fighting back the "wrong-doers" in the medical community who lost their identity as medics and became political activists against their mother country.
Yemeni members of the Scottish Committee for Solidarity with the Arab Revolutions yesterday backed the rebellion in their mother country.
Opening celebration included a documentary film on the sufferings of the Golan people, who, despite the Israeli flagrant violations against them, keep communicating with their families in Syria and expressing their firm affiliation to their mother country, Syria.
According to Albanian analyst Enver Butuci, Macedonian Albanians should demand the integration in NATO and the EU through their mother country and not by taking out Albanians passports because this option is bad.
AaAaAa It also called on the polisario to accept the Moroccan Sahara autonomy initiative as a political choice to reach a solution to this long-lasting crisis and put an end to the suffering of the people sequestered in the camps.AaAaAa AaAaAa According to the statement, the Union is to pay tribute to several people who were sequestered in Tindouf and who managed to return to their mother country, Morocco.
Not only should these "forgotten people" receive apologies from the two governments, but also, surely to goodness, they deserve apologies from the charitable organisations who were complicit in their removal from their mother country.
These new savages, who have not been touched by the religion, culture, literature or art of their mother country exist by a mixture of crime and sponging.
In many cases migrants return with children who have heard stories of their mother country all their lives, but have never seen it before.
"There are a lot of players of Pakistani origin in Scotland who are interested in playing for their mother country.