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The name of a people or ethnic group.

eth′no·nym′ic adj.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) the name of an ethnic group


(ˈɛθ noʊ nɪm)
the name of a tribe, people, or ethnic group.
[1960–65; ethn (o)- + -onym]
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It is also likely that the word "Rohingya" was not widely used as an ethnonym until recently and that it was done with a political purpose--as is the case with any ethnonym; ethnic identities are inherently political.
Code 914 was "Other", designated for the sayin-kauk to write in by hand any ethnonym not found on what was then a yet-to-be-generated ethnic code list.
Charney, a University of London scholar who specializes in South East Asian studies, wrote in his paper Buddhism in Arakan: Theory and Historiography of the Religious Basis of the Ethnonym that the "Rohingya [.
The terms 'strangers' and 'foreigners', (2) along with the reinvented ethnonym 'Dioula', (3) were applied indistinctly to all latecomers sharing various identity markers, including Islam, with obvious prejudicial connotations (Chauveau and Dozon 1985; Dozon 1997; Dembele 2002).
as an ethnonym, is traditionally applied to an ethnic conglomeration whose various parts reside in the bordering areas of a number of Near Eastern countries.
A number of 'subgroups' or 'local groups' subsumed under a broader ethnonym now expressed their determination to be recognised as a full-fledged 'ethnic group' (dan toe) in their own right.
This is the case because most of the Yanomami who live in Brazil use an ethnonym (for example, Maria Yanomami) or the region where they come from as their surname (for example, Maria Palimiutheri --the 'theri' suffix refers to the place she comes from which, in this case, is Palimiu).
This is evident in her treatment of how the "Kachin" ethnonym is claimed by (or for) non-dominant subgroups.
Throughout the 1990s, the term Kolla itself was not universally accepted in the Argentine highlands (Occhipinti, 2003), but it has been widely adopted over the last ten years as the preferred ethnonym.
In medieval texts, that is, in the texts that predate the 16th century, when the Romanian language began to be more frequently used in cultural works and in official documents, the terms usually employed to designate the Romanians and their language were derived from the ethnonym "Wallachian.
A comparable example is found in Mongolian, where the name for China is Kitad, a plural of the ethnonym Kitan, the Mongolic people that ruled portions of North China from the tenth to the twelfth centuries.