See also: Exonym
exonym (plural exonyms)
- An external name for a place, people or language used by foreigners instead of the native-language version.
- 2019 January 4, Sarah Zhang, “Why Mandarin Doesn’t Come From Chines”, in The Atlantic:
- “Mandarin” is what linguists call an exonym, an external name for a place, people, or language. And exonyms often tell of a history of how cultures met, fought, and interacted.
name used by foreigners
- category:Exonyms for a list