exonym

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exo- ‎(outside) +‎ -onym ‎(name)

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exonym ‎(plural exonyms)

  1. A place name or a personal name[1] used by foreigners instead of the native-language version used by its inhabitants, such as Moscow in English for the city called Moskva in Russian, or such as Charles in English for historical people called Karl or Carl in their Germanic languages.
  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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  1. ^ Exonyms and Endonyms at www.geocities.com/agihard/ILA-exonym-talk-text.doc (dead) page 3