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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.
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("I-Kiribati" is the demonym. It can be used as a noun or an adjective.
(48) As an ethnolinguistic demonym, Palawan--occasionally
Some of the best journals have arisen out of a national professional association and bear that country's demonym; unfortunately, this may be seen as an indicator of insularity despite their authors and readership being global.
Another oft-used term that had not been added until Tuesday is "( demonym, " which is the word for a person who is from a specific place, like "New Yorker" or "Canadian." It dates back to 1990, but only got added this week.
I refer to Moshoeshoe's followers as 'BaSotho' to distinguish them from the modern demonym Basotho', eliding ethnic identity into citizenship in post- independence Lesotho.
Now that I have employed the demonym Pole in an unproblematic and facile fashion, let me note that this type of undisciplined naming of groups and positions remains, alas, the pattern of the book.
BasketBox is an online store specializing in demonym apparel and gifts that are fun to wear and inspire conversation.
For example, it has been argued by Booij (1997a, 2010) that in Dutch the form of the female demonym is derived from the toponymic adjective:
[35] Harinder Pal, Mausam, "Demonyms and Compound Relational Nouns in Nominal Open IE," in Proc.
Davies is struck by the 'colourful demonyms which Australians use to identify the inhabitants of their country.' For those in Victoria, the residents of New South Wales are termed 'cockroaches' and South Australians are routinely dubbed as 'croweaters'.