Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Sat May 9 21:15:37 UTC 2009

The term I'm more familiar with is 'auto-ethnonym'.  Only 610 google hits
versus the 37,000 or so for 'autonym', but a lot of the 'autonym' ones mean
something else...


--On Friday, May 8, 2009 13:05 -0400 "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>

> At 5/8/2009 12:21 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>> AHD 4th edn
>> A name by which a people or social group refers to itself.
> Thanks.  This definition seems useful -- e.g., for talking about how
> "people of color" refer, and used to refer, to themselves.
> Joel

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