A demonym (//; frae Auncient Greek δῆμος, dêmos, "people, clan" and ὄνυμα, ónuma, "name") an bytimes referred tae as a gentilic, is a name for a resident o a locality an is uisually, tho nae always, derived frae the name o a locality. For ensaumple, the demonym for the fowk o Breetain is Breetish; the demonym for the fowk o Canadae is Canadian; the demonym for the fowk o Norawa is Norse; whilk the maist common Inglis leid demonym for the fowk o the Netherlands is Dutch.
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- George H. Scheetz (1988). Names' Names: A Descriptive and Pervasive Onymicon. Schütz Verlag.
- “Demonym.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demonym. Retrieved 27 Aug. 2020.