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Definition of Fatherland


  1. One's native land; the native land of one's fathers or ancestors.

Fatherland Quotations

No one ceases to be a man, no one forfeits his rights to civilization merely by being more or less uncultured, and since the Filipino is regarded as a fit citizen when he is asked to pay taxes or shed his blood to defend the fatherland, why must this fitness be denied him when the question arises of granting him some right?
Jose Rizal

A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
Friedrich Durrenmatt

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other.
Emile M. Cioran

If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness, we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.
Tycho Brahe
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Fatherland Translations

fatherland in Dutch is vaderland
fatherland in German is Vaterland
fatherland in Latin is patria
fatherland in Spanish is patria
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