xenonym

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From xeno- ‎(foreign) +‎ -onym ‎(name).

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xenonym ‎(plural xenonyms)

  1. A name for a people or a language or a city etc. which is not used by the natives themselves. Germans, for example, is a xenonym for people who call themselves Deutsche, Cologne a xenonym for Köln, Austria for Österreich etc.

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