Endonym meaning

A name used by a group or category of people to refer to themselves or their language, as opposed to a name given to them by other groups. For example, Deutschen is the endonym of a people known in English as German and Mapuche is the endonym for the people referred to by outsiders as Araucanos.
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Origin of endonym

  • endo- "inside" + -onym "name"

    From Wiktionary