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- n. Plural form of endonym.
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There is something ideological about the use of endonyms when exonyms exist.
… However, the use of these names, termed 'exonyms,' is losing ground internationally and the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names recommends the use of nationally standardized names, or 'endonyms,' which are the officially recognized local forms for place names within a country.
Other endonyms also commonly refer to prominent natural landmarks or distinctive characteristics of a group's homeland.
The Geographical Names Board of Canada supports the UNGEGN recommendations, and international maps produced by Natural Resources Canada display endonyms, including Warszawa, obtained from reliable international sources. "of Calgary says she remembers friends working in Banff, Alta., during the 1960s and 1970s calling tourists" gorbys. "