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Over millennia, many nations have moved from place to place. For example, the Romani People migrated from the Indian subcontinent towards Europe. Many other nations have undergone similar migrations. Have any of these nations returned to their ancient homeland?

Of course, our genetic beings as humans all came from Africa, this question does not contradict that fact. But our cultures and customs - the things that make a group of people a nation - do have origins in differing places on the planet. That is why I use the term "nation" in the question, and not the term "people". I do refer to the nation of the Romani People how they refer to themselves. The word "People" in that sentence is part of a proper noun, and clearly a synonym of the term "nation" in that context.

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    It's worth noting that there really isn't a thing like an original homeland. We all came from somewhere else...somewhere in Africa, if you go back far enough. And with many places in between: our ancestors have moved and moved and moved. You can ask if a people has returned to a homeland especially important to them, or to the oldest known location, but not more.
    – Mark Olson
    Sep 3, 2023 at 16:59
  • @MarkOlson Our genetic beings as humans, yes, all came from Africa. But our cultures and customs - the things that make a group of people a nation - do have origins in differing places on the planet. That is why I use the term "nation" in the question, and not the term "people".
    – dotancohen
    Sep 3, 2023 at 17:25
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    You in fact did use the term "people" when you said "Romani People." I don't think you've thought this question and all its implications thoroughly.
    – cmw
    Sep 3, 2023 at 23:32
  • @cmw Yes, I referred to the nation of the Romani People how they refer to themselves. The word "People" in that sentence is part of a proper noun, and clearly a synonym of the term "nation" in that context.
    – dotancohen
    Sep 4, 2023 at 8:42
  • @MCW Thank you, I've added my comments into the question. Yes, I agree that the question is much better now with the additional clarification.
    – dotancohen
    Sep 4, 2023 at 20:55

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The state of Israel was founded in the late 1940s. There were already many Jews living in in Palestine where their ancestors had lived for centuries.

But most of the population emigrated there from countries all over the world, and the ancestors of most of the population had not lived there for about two thousand years.

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