Definition of ethnonym
: a name used to refer to an ethnic group, tribe, or people The Reindeer Koryak, closest to the Chukchi, represented almost half of the Koryak population. “Koryak” is not a native ethnonym but was created by the Russians from the root kor, meaning “reindeer,” originally as korak, he “who owns reindeer.” — William W. Fitzhugh & Aron Crowell, Crossroads of Continents, 1988
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