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ethnonym

[ eth-noh-nim ]
/ ˈɛθ noʊ nɪm /
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noun Anthropology.
an ethnic name ascribed to a people or group; the proper name by which a people or ethnic group is called or known.Compare autonym (def. 1), endonym (def. 1).
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Origin of ethnonym

First recorded in 1890–95; ethn(o)- + -onym

OTHER WORDS FROM ethnonym

eth·no·nym·ic [eth-noh-nim-ik], /ˌɛθ noʊˈnɪm ɪk/, adjective
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