Kaukokaipuu: People of, say, Irish descent who have never actually been to the country of their ancestry may still experience an unexpected ache for it, as if they miss it — a strange, contradictory sort of feeling, as you can’t really miss someplace you’ve never seen. But the Finnish recognize that the emotion exists, and they gave it a name: kaukokaipuu, a feeling of homesickness for a place you’ve never visited. It can also mean a kind of highly specified version of wanderlust, a “craving for a distant land” — dreaming from your desk about some far-off place like New Zealand, or the Hawaiian Islands, or Machu Picchu, with an intensity that feels almost like homesickness.
This one is quite common in the US considering many of our ancestral lineage aren’t originally from North America.
According to Carl Jung this is part of our inherited racial memory. Your ancestors passed their longing for their homeland onto you. In some people it’s said to be so porfound they know of places they have never seen.
There are nine others