is an external name for a geographical place
, group of people, or language
: a common name used only outside the place, group or linguistic community
in question, usually for historical reasons. Conversely, an endonym
, from the Greek root words
, "within" or , auto-
, "self" and ὄνομα, ónoma
, "name", is given by members of a particular ethnolinguistic group to the group itself, its language or dialect, or its homeland or a specific place within it.