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Demonyms

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Demonyms

A demonym is a term that's used for a native of a particular place – the place being generally (but not always) a town, city or country. Not to be confused with 'toponym', which essentially just means a place name.

Most (but not all) of these terms can also be used as adjectives for anything that comes from the place in question – for example, "Neapolitan song".

Q: Which word is used to denote a native of ... A:
Aberdeen Click to show or hide the answer
Cambridge Click to show or hide the answer
Dundee Click to show or hide the answer
Glasgow Click to show or hide the answer
Liverpool (other than the derogatory term Scouser!) Click to show or hide the answer
Madagasgar Click to show or hide the answer
Manchester (often abbreviated to 'Manc', which is generally used pejoratively) Click to show or hide the answer
Monaco Click to show or hide the answer
Moscow Click to show or hide the answer
Naples Click to show or hide the answer
Newcastle upon Tyne (specifically – a Geordie is anyone from Tyneside) Click to show or hide the answer
Orkney Click to show or hide the answer
Oxford Click to show or hide the answer
(Any port, in Portuguese, but especially) Buenos Aires Click to show or hide the answer
Sardinia Click to show or hide the answer
Sydney Click to show or hide the answer
French–speaking native of Belgium Click to show or hide the answer

Alternatively:

Q: A ... is a term used for a native of which (town, city, country, etc.)? A:
Gallovidian, or Galwegian Click to show or hide the answer
Hoosier Click to show or hide the answer
Loiner Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Sand Dancer (coastal town in Tyne & Wear, formerly Co. Durham) – a slightly pejorative term, and distinctly non–PC Click to show or hide the answer
Moonraker Click to show or hide the answer

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