Ipsiphobic? Not quite.
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Mon Apr 22 03:45:07 UTC 2002
"Xenophilia" is conventional ... in this case "morbid xenophilia" might be
appropriate. The equivalent "philoxenia" can be used by the Biblically
inclined, I think. But that's not quite the same concept.
By analogy with "syngenesophobia" = "fear of one's own relatives", I
suppose maybe "sympatriphobia" = "fear of one's own homeland" could be
used: perhaps too specific, and I've never seen the word.
"Homeophobia" has actually been used (rarely) in approximately the sense
desired, I think: "homeo-" = "similar".
Maybe "symphylophobia" = "fear of one's own tribe/race/kind" has the
desired sense. I've never seen the word.
-- Doug Wilson
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