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exo- ("outside") + -onym ("name")
exonym (plural exonyms)
- An external name for a place, people or language used by foreigners instead of the native-language version.
- Synonym: xenonym
- Antonyms: endonym, autonym
2019 January 4, Sarah Zhang, "Why Mandarin Doesn't Come From Chines", in The Atlantic:
"Mandarin" is what linguists call an exonym, an external name for a place, people, or language. And exonyms often tell of a history of how cultures met, fought, and interacted.