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addaword.gifdefinition of demonym

noun
the term used to describe which country or place a person comes from; for example the demonym of Spain is Spanish
The demonym Afghanistani is sometimes used but the term I mostly hear in news stories to refer to the nationality is Afghan.
Submitted from United States on 27/10/2011 08:48:00
Definition of demonym from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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