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A demonym (sometimes referred to as a gentilic) is place-based label that describes a resident of a particular city, territory, country, or region. This Greek word roughly translates to "name of a people or populace". The word was first used to specifically describe an Athenian citizen based on the "deme" in which he lived.

The origin of this word comes from:

Examples of Demonyms

It should be noted that demonyms are not the same as ethnicity or religion. Ethnic and religious groups can, and do, cross geographic and political boundaries, while demonyms simply put a name on a person from a particular place. Many terms such as "Japanese American" or "Tibetan Buddhism" tend to blur these lines.


Would you like to create a writeup for the demonyms of your country?
Write it up, /msg me, and I'll hard link it from Demonyms of the World.

You can copy and paste the HTML template below into your scratch pad to get started.

<p align="center"><b>[Demonym|Demonyms] > [Demonyms of the World] > Demonyms of {YOUR_COUNTRY_HERE}</b></p>
 
<h3>General</h3>
 
<ul>
  <li><b>[{YOUR_COUNTRY_HERE}]</b> - [{YOUR_DEMONYM(s)_HERE}]</li>
</ul>
 
<blockquote>
  <p>[{YOUR_DEMONYM_HERE}] are referred to by several other names throughout the world, some of them may be pejorative, annoying, or insulting to some. The list below (including the States, Territories and Cities) is provided for completeness only, and intends no disrespect to anyone:</p>
  <p><b>Other Names</b> - [{LIST_OF_ADDITIONAL_DEMONYMS}]</p>
</blockquote>
 
<h3>States, Territories, and Regions</h3>
 
<ul>
  <li><b>[{REGION1}]</b> - [{REGION1_DEMONYM(s)}]</li>
  <li><b>[{REGION2}]</b> - [{REGION2_DEMONYM(s)}]
    <ul>
      <li><b>[{CITY_OR_SUBREGION1}]</b> - [{CITY_OR_SUBREGION1_DEMONYM(s)}]</li>
      <li><b>[{CITY_OR_SUBREGION2}]</b> - [{CITY_OR_SUBREGION2_DEMONYM(s)}]</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li>etc.</li>
</ul>
 
<h3>Other {YOUR_DEMONYM_HERE} Territories</h3>
 
<ul>
  <li><b>[{TERRITORY1}]</b> - [{TERRITORY1_DEMONYM(s)}]</li>
  <li><b>[{TERRITORY2}]</b> - [{TERRITORY2_DEMONYM(s)}]
    <ul>
      <li><b>[{CITY_OR_SUBTERRITORY1}]</b> - [{CITY_OR_SUBTERRITORY1_DEMONYM(s)}]</li>
      <li><b>[{CITY_OR_SUBTERRITORY2}]</b> - [{CITY_OR_SUBTERRITORY2_DEMONYM(s)}]</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li>etc.</li>
</ul>
 
<h3>Find {YOUR_DEMONYM_HERE} Noders</h3>
 
<ul>
  <li>[The Everything People Registry : {YOUR_COUNTRY_HERE}]</li>
  <li>[{USERGROUP_NAME}] (usergroup)</li>
</ul>
 
<h3>{YOUR_DEMONYM_HERE} [E2 Gatherings]</h3>
 
<ul>
  <li>[{GATHERING_NODE1}]</li>
  <li>[{GATHERING_NODE2}]</li>
</ul>
 
<p align="right"><em><b>Back to [Demonyms of the World]</b></em></p>
 
<hr>
 
<p>I do not pretend that this is a complete list as far as the [city] [demonym]s go.  If you would like to have more cities added, please [/msg] [{YOUR_USERNAME}|me].</p>
 
<p><small>Thanks go to [{LIST_OF_NODERS_WHO_SENT_YOU_SUGGESTIONS}] for their input and suggestions.</small></p>

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