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- n. Plural form of autonym.
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Though these names do not originate in the traditional languages of the groups to which they refer, they may be considered autonyms because the people of those groups use them to refer to themselves.
Each group has also adopted one or more foreign names as secondary autonyms.
At first I called them autonyms, paranyms, and heteronyms, but as a quick consultation with the Shorter Oxford demonstrated that the originality of my terms was no greater than that of my discovery, I called them autoscrips, parascrips, and heteroscrips.
(or autonyms) are names that originate within the ethnic group to which they refer.