exonym

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exo- (outside) +‎ -onym (name)

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Examples
  • Moscow in English for the city called Moskva in Russian
  • Charles in English for historical people called Karl or Carl in their Germanic languages

exonym (plural exonyms)

  1. A place name or a personal name used by foreigners instead of the native-language version used by its inhabitants.
  2. A name given to a group or category of people by a secondary person or persons other than the people it refers to.

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