Encyclopedia > Motherland

  Article Content

Motherland

In some languages (for instance in German: Mutterland) motherland means a mother country in contrast to its colonies, or the origin of an ethnic minority. This usage is sometimes seen also in English, maybe more often in Social Science.

Motherland is otherwise a synonym for Fatherland, though perhaps carrying different psychological associations.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Scat singing

... use by ragtime vocalists. Ragtime pioneer Ben Harney and New Orleans pianist Tony Jackson were said to be scat singing in the early years of the 20th century. One early ...