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See also: auto-genocide


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auto- +‎ genocide, coined in the late 1970s.



autogenocide (uncountable)

  1. The extermination of a country's citizens by its own people or government.
  2. Genocide of a particular group by members of that group.
    • 1977 April 30, Hugh Crell, “Unproductive Onslaughts”, in Gay Community News, page 4:
      If Anita Bryantt really wants to devastate gay liberation, she should pry her fingers from her Bible long enough to thumb through the printed gay media. Scathing onslaughts may be fun, but they aren't very productive. Will we never cease practicing intellectual autogenocide?