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- n. Plural form of exonym.
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There is something ideological about the use of endonyms when exonyms exist.
Because I was lucky enough to come across a multilingual map of Europe and European exonyms.
… 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.
Ethnonyms are generally either exonyms (names that come from outside of the group).
The sources of other exonyms are sometimes harder to trace.