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  Demonym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place.
Some peoples, especially cultures that were overwhelmed by European colonists, have no commonly accepted demonym, or have a demonym that is the same as the name of their (current or historical) nation.
Although many English-speakers are not aware of it, the demonym for citizens of the United States of America suffers a similar problem when translated into many foreign languages, because "American" ambiguously refers to both the USA and to the two American continents.
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 List of adjectival forms of place names - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a partial list of adjectival forms of place names in English and their demonymic equivalents, which denote the people or the inhabitants of the places.
American convention states that the -an form is reserved for the demonym, not the adjective.
(5) There is no adjective or demonym explictly for the Republic of Ireland as distinct from the entire island of Ireland.
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 Demonym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A demonym is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place.
The English language uses several strategies to create demonyms.
In some cases, both the location's name and the demonym are produced by suffixation, for example England and English (derived from the Angle tribe).
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 Demonym - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a few cases, demonyms are borrowed from other languages or adapted in a process of linguistic mutation where English demonyms are similar to those of other languages (Kosovo -> Kosovan (English demonym) -> Kosovar (Albanian demonym also used in English)).
Often the name of the Language is the same as the demonym.
In the case of U.S. states, it is non-standard to use demonyms as adjectives (for example "Georgia peach", not "Georgian peach") except when referring to people ("
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 Demonym Definition / Demonym Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The most common is to add a suffix Linguistics In linguistics, a suffix is an affix that succeeds the morphemes to which it can attach....
In some cases the derivation is concealed enough that it is no longer morphemic: FranceThe French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents....
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 A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members...
A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members...
In a few cases, demonyms are borrowed from other languages or adapted in a process of linguistic mutation where English demonyms are similar to those of other languages ("Kosovo" -> "Kosovan" (English demonym) -> "Kosovar" (Albanian Albanian demonym also used in English)).
Demonyms can be noun nouns or adjective adjectives.
www.biodatabase.de /Demonym   (305 words)

  
 Chilango   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chilango is a Mexican slang demonym used to describe a person from or living in Mexico City or its surrounding areas.
It may have a negative connotation when used by someone from "provincia", that is, a person who lives in one of the 31 States of Mexico.
On the other hand, Chilangos may use the slang demonym "provinciano" to refer to someone from "provincia" and it may or may not have a negative connotation.
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 DEMONYM FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a few cases, demonyms are recent borrowings from other languages or adapted in a process of linguistic mutation where English demonyms are similar to those of other languages (''Kosovo'' -> ''Kosovan'' (English demonym) -> ''Kosovar'' (Albanian demonym also used in English), ''Bosnian Muslim'' > ''Bosniak'' (based on the Bosnian demonym ''Bošnjak'')).
In a few cases, the name of the country is not at all related to the name of the people (''Netherlands'' -> ''Dutch''), usually because the two words originate from different languages.
In the case of U.S. states, it is non-standard to use demonyms as adjectives (for example "Georgia peach", not "Georgian peach") except when referring to people ("Ben Franklin was Pennsylvanian.").
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 Ethnonym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In English, ethnonyms are generally derived through suffixation.
See Demonym for a much more detailed explanation of this process.
This page was last modified 12:58, 24 March 2006.
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 Demonym: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The most common is to add a suffix (An affix that is added at the end of the word)
demonyms are borrowed from other languages or adapted in a process of linguistic mutation where English demonyms are similar to those of other languages (Kosovo -> Kosovan (English demonym) -> Kosovar (Albanian (The Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania)
Demonyms can be noun (A word that can be used to refer to a person or place or thing)
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 What’s in a demonym, anyway? - November 11, 2005
What you’re asking about, Hindey, are demonyms, also known as gentilics — words that denote inhabitants of a place or members of a people.
To learn more, punch "demonym" or "gentilic" into your browser.
We passed this one around the Daily Courier newsroom, and the consensus was there’s no demonym there.
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 Demonym - Demonym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We have compiled many new Demonym resources to help you find the Demonym your looking for.
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 Demonym Information
In a few cases, demonyms are borrowed from other languages or adapted in a process of linguistic mutation where English demonyms are similar to those of other languages (Kosovo -> Kosovan (English demonym) -> Kosovar (Albanian demonym also used in English), Bosnian Muslim > Bosniak (based on the Bosnian demonym Bošnjak)).
Finally, some peoples, especially cultures that were overwhelmed by European colonists, have no commonly accepted demonym, or have a demonym that is the same as the name of their (current or historical) nation.
The Whistler-Blackcomb Resort, 126 kilometres north of Vancouver, is among the most popular skiing resorts in North America, and will be the site of the downhill events of the 2010 Wi
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 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Demonym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is an extract from The Middle East Open Encyclopedia, made possible through the Wikimedia Foundation.
Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the source article, Demonym; all previous versions may be viewed here.
They link directly to authoring tools for you to start writing a particular article.
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 Does a rule exist to determine how a placename is changed when speaking of something native to that place? | Ask ...
But this is not just a problem with English; I have entire books dedicated to the subject of "what do you call someone from X" in Spanish and Russian, and Larousse gives the demonym for every French place name (Montignac: Montignacois; Montpellier: Montpelliérains; Montréal: Montréalais; Mont-Saint-Michel: Montois).
The maddening thing about Spanish is that the same name will be given to towns all over the Spanish-speaking world, and every one will have a different demonym: thus a person from Córdoba in Spain is cordobés (or patriciense!), in Argentina cordubense, in Colombia cordobense or cordobeño (there are two such cities).
The point is, she was a Lesbian, capital L, as in, from Lesbos, and we derive the modern word about female sexuality from this most famous resident of the island because she wrote erotic poetry about other women (not exclusively, but her canon included such work).
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 Demonym - Demonym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 List of adjectival forms of place names: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
[for more info, click this link] and their demonym (A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place....)
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American convention states that the -an form is reserved for the demonym, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
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 Solar System Nomenclature - Names of Inhabitants - Bad Astronomy and Universe Today Forum
Maybe "demonym" will help you Google for other opinions.
What about the people living on the Sun?
I actually just thought of another possible name for those people who live on Mercury, Mercurials!
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