Definitions

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  • n. A name used by a group or category of people to refer to themselves or their language, as opposed to a name given to them by other groups. For example, Deutschen is the endonym of a people known in English as German and Mapuche is the endonym for the people referred to by outsiders as Araucanos.

Etymologies

endo- "inside" + -onym "name" (Wiktionary)

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  • endonym – a name used by a group or category of people to refer to themselves or their language, as opposed to a name given to them by other groups (also called autonyms, names that come from inside the group)

    July 19, 2008