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exonym

[ek-soh-nim] /ˈɛk soʊ nɪm/
noun
1.
a name used by foreigners for a place, as Florence for Firenze.
2.
a name used by foreigners to refer to a people or social group that the group itself does not use, as Germans for Deutsche.
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British Dictionary definitions for exonym

exonym

/ˈɛksəˌnɪm/
noun
1.
a name given to a place by foreigners: Londres is an exonym of London
Word Origin
C20: from Greek ex-1 + -onym
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