Exonym and endonym

Exonym And Endonym

Exonym and endonym

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An exonym (from the , éxō, "out" and , ónoma, "name") is a name for a place or a personal nameExonyms and Endonyms at www.geocities.com/agihard/ILA-exonym-talk-text.doc page 3 or a name for a people or language that is not native to the people or language to which it refers. Perhaps more simply, a name given to a place by foreigners. The name used by the people or locals themselves is called endonym, autonym (from the Greek , éndon, "within" or , auto-, "self" and ὄνομα, ónoma, "name"), or self-appellation. For example, India, Germany, Greece, Japan, and Korea are the English exonyms corresponding to the endonyms Bharat, Deutschland, Hellas, Nippon/Nihon, and Goryeo.

Types of exonym

Exonyms may derive from different roots (as in the case of Germany for Deutschland), they may be cognate words which have diverged in pronunciation or orthography, or they may be fully or partially translated from the native language. For example, London...
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