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dem·o·nym

 (dĕm′ə-nĭm′)
n.
A name, such as Swede or New Yorker, that denotes an inhabitant or native of a given place.

[Greek dēmos, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots + -onym.]

dem′o·nym′ic adj.
Translations
demonym
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com/dictionary/demonym) demonym, " which is the word for a person who is from a specific place, like "New Yorker" or "Canadian.
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