Motherland or Fatherland ?

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  1. kseeker

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    Definition from Wikipedia.

    Fatherland is the nation of one's "fathers", "forefathers" or "patriarchs". It can be viewed as a nationalist concept, insofar as it relates to nations.

    Motherland may refer to a mother country, i.e. the place of one's birth, the place of origin of an ethnic group or immigrant, or a Metropole in contrast to its colonies.

    A homeland (rel. country of origin and native land) is the concept of the place (cultural geography) to which an ethnic group holds a long history and a deep cultural association with —the country in which a particular national identity began.

    What are your thoughts on Fatherland, Motherland or Homeland ?

    Is India our Motherland or Fatherland or Homeland ?
     
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  3. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Regular Member

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    its all 3 I think.. as our mother, fathers and home all has been here from several thousand years... these definitions are mainly created in europe which has seen mass immigration till few hundred years ago from one place to another... and is not fit to be used to define India in any one parameter.
     
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    You might be correct however, I heard people calling Mother India (Bhaarat Mataa) in various occasions. Aa far as I have noticed, we (Indians) call our nation as Motherland in general context.
     
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    Mother father bunty naagar !!
     
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    yees its mother India then birthland(when we call it janmbhumi) and then we name males as bharat in India (monoj kumar was famous as bharat kumar and several people have name bharat) so all I can say is we are flexible when we consider our nation
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    As per the definitions:

    The son of a German Jew from pre WWII era, born and brought up in USA would call

    USA = Motherland
    Germany = Fatherland
    Israel = Homeland

    Quite confusing!!!
     
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    dealwithit Regular Member

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    These things are for immigrants... We are not immigrants

    jews for asia to europe to usa...


    For indian origin who born in USA it may be
    Homeland/Father land India
    motherland USA
     
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    meraland is apt
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    india is motherland
    russia is motherland
    germany is fatherland
     
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    Germany is Fatherland ? Where did you get this info ?
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Russians also use 'fatherland', as seen in the National anthem, along with motherland.
     
  13. Himanshu Pandey

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    most of the european nations use father land.. even france use fatherland
     
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    How about other countries ? Like USA, Canada, African nations, Latin America, Australia, Gulf Countries etc ? Any ideas ?

    What about Pakistan ? Motherland Pakistan or Fatherland Pakistan ? ;)
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Confusing for Pakis... Motherland is also Auntyland, Fatherland is also Uncleland. One of the smaller consequences of inbreeding.

     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    most of them consider it as home land and pakistani thinks their is fortress of Islam not land....as the concept of nation is not very strong in Africa and arab world.. its tribes, religion and land where they lived(home)..
     
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