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Topic: Exonym

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 GeoNames2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
More specifically, the workshop was to distinguish between different categories of exonym use (by geographical object, historical layer, communicative situation, cultural relation between donor and receiver community), to investigate into current practice of exonym use according to these categories and to consider appropriate consequences for UN resolutions.
(3) Practice of exonym use: Responses on questionnaires sent to participants prior to this workshop as well as reports presented by participants on the practice of exonym use in their countries documented first and foremost the variety and divergence of exonym use.
At an average, exonyms are most frequently used for state names, are also preferred by the mass media, in everyday communication, in the case of historical and natural features, whereas scientific, technical (e.g.
webserver.bkg.bund.de /kartographie/Stagn/GeoNames2001.htm   (1160 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Exonym and endonym
Groups often prefer that outsiders avoid exonyms where they have come to be used in a pejorative way; for example, Roma people prefer that term over exonyms like Gypsy (from Egypt), or the French term bohème (from Bohemia), or the Spanish term flamenco (from Flanders).
People may also seek to avoid exonyms due to historical sensitivities, as in the case of German names for Polish and Czech places which used to be ethnically or politically German (eg.
In 1989 the military regime of Burma requested that the English name of the country be Myanmar, with Myanma as the adjective of the country and Bamar as the name of the inhabitants (see Explanation of the names of Burma/Myanmar).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Exonym_and_endonym   (1539 words)

 Support for alternative names in a geographic database used with a navigation program and methods for use and formation ...
This may occur because there is no exonym for the location in the access language, because the name for the location is the same in the access language as in the default language, or because the geographic database does not include a record for the exonym.
An exonym place data record or a synonym place data record located in the same parcel of place data as the place data record for the base name may include pointers to the corresponding common attributes in the place data record for the base name.
If a place record for an exonym or synonym is located in a parcel other than the parcel in which the place data record for the base name is located, all the attributes 146-159 associated with the place data record are included with the place record for the exonym or synonym.
www.freepatentsonline.com /6081803.html   (11684 words)

 Exonym and endonym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An exonym is a name for a place that is not used within that place by the local inhabitants, or a name for a people or language, that is not used by the people or language to which it refers.
Similarly, Spanish is an exonym for the name of the language; speakers of Spanish use either español or castellano.
Exonyms may derive from distinct roots as in the case of Deutschland, Germany and Allemagne mentioned above, or may be cognate words which have diverged in pronunciation or othography.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exonym_and_endonym   (1823 words)

 Omniglot - the blog » Blog Archive » Exonyms and endonyms
Peking is an example of an exonym, a name given to a place or group of people by foreigners.
Exonyms are used in other languages, of course, not just in English.
Lots of cities in India are changing their English exonym versions to the native Indian versions.
www.omniglot.com /blog/2006/08/02/exonyms-endonyms   (543 words)

 EXONYM Articles from AMAZINES.COM - The Article Database and EZine Publishers Database
Exonyms may derive from distinct roots as with the preceding example, or may be cognate words which have diverged in pronunciation.
For example, London is known as Londres in French, Spanish and Portuguese; Londra in Italian and Romanian; Londín in Czech and Slovak; and Londyn in Polish.
It is noteworthy that exonyms have developed only for those places that are of especial significance for speakers of the language in question.
amazines.com /Exonym_related.html   (544 words)

 Working Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Six working group include working group on geographical names website and database, working group on terminology, working group on romanization system, working group on under sea features names, working group on exonym, working group on historical names are working for this committee that are shown in the following chart.
The term of Exonym is a geographical name used in a certain language for a geographical entity situated outside the area where that language has official status and differing in its from, the name used in the official language or languages of the area where the geographical entity is situated.
Exonym with considering linguistic group is defined for every geographical name out side territory.
www.khzi.com /geonames.ir/e-w-groups-if.htm   (2268 words)

 Ethnological Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As such, Dulong is an exonym (and a political entity, a 'minority nationality'), but not a too problematic one, for it designates the same reality than the ethnonym T'rung.
As such, the exonym Nu make no sense for us, and we must refer to the people by the names they use for themselves.
Two other exonyms were in use concerning the Dulong and the Nu before the fifties in China.
victoria.linguistlist.org /~lapolla/rda/EO.htm   (3631 words)

 Sumer Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The term "Sumer" is actually an exonym, first applied by the Akkadians and indicating a perceived relationship to the Subarians to the north-east of Akkad.
It has remained an exonym for a linguistic group calling themselves "Kanga" or "Kienga", which for precision should be called Linguistic-Sumerians or Kangians.
We know very little of these Ubaid pre-linguistic-Sumerians, but plausibly surmise that they, like all subsequent peoples in the area, spoke an Afro-Asiatic language.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/s/su/sumer.html   (1405 words)

An exonym is a geographical name used in a certain language for a geographical entity situated outside the area where that language has official status and differing in its form from the name used in the official language or languages of the area where the geographical entity is situated.
The list contains the Slovak exonyms of states and dependent territories in short and long forms arranged in the alphabetic order.
The list includes besides country names also the types of government, territorial parts of federated states, official names of the capital in the official language, as the case may be also its exonym, co-ordinates of the capital and the continent where the country is situated.
www.geodesy.gov.sk /sgn/staty/sumary.htm   (150 words)

 Adventures in Glossonomy
And just as one occasionally finds an exonymic adoption of endonyms in toponymy (e.g., saying “Torino” for “Turin” when speaking English), the same can be found in glossonymy (e.g., referring to Persian as Farsi).
As German Jews moved eastward, they continued the habit of calling it that in contrast to the languages of their hosts, and the exonyms in those languages came to be the respective translations of ‘Jewish’: żydowski in Polish, evreiskii in Russian, evreieşte in Rumanian.
When used without qualification, the exonym ‘Norwegian’ is still usually taken to mean bokmål, just as (unqualified) ‘Chinese’ usually means Mandarin; but if a Norwegian-American recounts that his grandparents spoke Norwegian, it is not at all apparent what their speech was, just as a descendant of Cantonese immigrants might say that they spoke Chinese.
www.ce.berkeley.edu /~coby/essays/gloss.htm   (4657 words)

 Miniseries - Wikipedia Mirror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The series The Prisoner was originally pitched by Patrick McGoohan for 9 episodes, and expanded to 17 due to studio concerns that such a short series would be difficult to sell.
'Miniseries' is however, used as a kind of exonym for British TV series in the United States, where the typical length of six episodes is considered short.
Very rarely, a multi-part episode within a longer running TV show may also be called a "mini-series", and with a few shows, a mini-series became the effective pilot episode of a longer production run.
www.wiki-mirror.us /index.php/Miniseries   (353 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Society : Ethnicity : Aromanian
Adding "a" in front of certain words that begin with a consonant is a feature of the Aromanian language.
Vlachs was a term used in the Medieval Balkans, as an exonym for all the Romanic people of the region, but nowadays, it is commonly used only for the Aromanians and Meglenites, the Romanians being named Vlachs only in historical context.
In Greece, they are not recognised as an ethnic minority, since they do not proclaim a non-Hellenic national identity, instead being considered Latin-speaking Greeks.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Society-Ethnicity/Aromanian.shtml   (1186 words)

 Emiratio: Down With Synonyms!
The Economist tells me that the United Nations has "an official committee of geographers" to discourage the use of exonyms (the UN says an exonym is a "geographical name in a language, which is not spoken in the area in which the named object lies").
What does the UN take their justification for this to be?
Seems futile, but if they can't stamp out nuclear arms, they may as well go after exonyms.
emiratio.typepad.com /blog/2006/06/down_with_synon.html   (540 words)

Branhamism is a controversial exonym for the distinctive doctrines of William M. Branham(1909-1965), an American faith-healer and preacher of the mid Twentieth Century.
The term Branhamism is generally disliked by adherents who typically refer to themselves as 'Message Believers' or simply 'Christians' and to William Branham's teachings as the Message of the Hour.
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women-issues-guide.com /a/262207/Branhamism.html   (2660 words)

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