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exonym

[ ek-soh-nim ]
/ ˈɛk soʊ nɪm /
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noun Anthropology.
a name used by outsiders for a place, such as Florence for Firenze.Compare endonym (def. 2).
a name used by outsiders to refer to an ethnic, racial, or social group or its language that the group itself does not use, such as Chamorro rather than CHamoru.Compare endonym (def. 1). See also ethnonym.
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Origin of exonym

First recorded in 1955–60; ex(o)- + -onym

OTHER WORDS FROM exonym

ex·o·nym·ic [ek-suh-nim-ik], /ˌɛk səˈnɪm ɪk/, ex·on·y·mous [ekh-son-uh-muhs], /ˌɛxˈsɒn ə məs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exonym

exonym
/ (ˈɛksəˌnɪm) /

noun
a name given to a place by foreignersLondres is an exonym of London

Word Origin for exonym

C20: from Greek ex- 1 + -onym
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