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ex·o·nym

 (ĕk′sō-nĭm)
n.
A name by which one people or social group refers to another and by which the group so named does not refer to itself.

exonym

(ˈɛksəˌnɪm)
n
a name given to a place by foreigners: Londres is an exonym of London.
[C20: from Greek ex-1 + -onym]
Translations
Exonym
exonyme
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The President of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination, Dusko Minovski, sees no discrimination in the wiretapped telephone conversations between Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska and Vasil Pisev, Member of Parliament who ran for mayor of Strumica in 2013, in which the Roma people were several times referred to as Cigani, a disparaging local term being the counterpart of the exonym Gypsies.
The term "Ngaju" is, for example, a derogatory exonym, meaning "upriver" (Schiller 1997a: 16), imposed on a broad group of people in southern and central Kalimantan during the colonial era.
Pomaks" is an exonym to name Slavic-speaking citizens in Bulgaria and neighboring countries who are traditionally Muslim.
According to him and to Hylkema, Kupel or Kufel was an exonym (Appell 1968: 2) that the Star Mountains people applied to people living to their north and west (1974: 5, IV 1).
490) {of this exonym, the first morpheme (Jena) is etymologically identical to Qin [79E6 [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (qin/tan), cf.
22) It is exactly where my study aims, as the colocations used instead of the exonym commonly in use were discursively replaced by some other relevant ethnophaulisms.
6) Thai ethnonymy is also complicated by the fact that some ethnic groups labeled under a single exonym do not use a unified system of autonyms to name their ethnic community and language.
Pomaks' is an exonym to name Slavic-speaking citizens in Bulgaria and neighboring countries who are traditionally Muslim.
It will cause us to add to or subtract from the total figure for the Lahu population some 36,000 or more; it will result in the inclusion or exclusion of Vietnam as a nation with a Lahu population (all of Vietnam's "La Hu" are among those Kucong who traditionally identify themselves as "Lahu": Black, Yellow, or White); (18) it will affect the estimated total Lahu population for Laos, since that country has both "mainstream" Lahu (called by the Shan-derived exonym "Mussur") and Kucong; finally, it will either simplify or hugely complicate the ability to offer generalizations concerning Lahu history, migratory patterns, ecological adaptations, language, folklore, religion, and social institutions.
The Bahau subgroups of the Bulungan regions are also called Ngorek (or, Ngorik, Murik), although this seems to be a pejorative exonym given to them by the neighboring Kenyah (see Sellato 1995).
The so-called "Basap"--the term is a derogative exonym given to them by the Kutai and Berau Malays--are probably still the least-known people of the Province of East Kalimantan in Indonesia (see maps 1 and 2).
In brief, Berawan is an exonym (a term used by outsiders to refer to a group) rather than an endonym (a term used by the members of a group to refer to themselves).