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Anonymous:I work in an office that has to refer to "people from other countries" by the name given to the people from that country. In other words, people from
Anyway, if anyone could point me to a list of "Names" for the countries of the world, I would appreciate it.
AnonymousI work in an office that has to refer to "people from other countries" by the name given to the people from that country. In other words, people fromI'll look for a list. Meanwhile, I can offer Congolese and Cypriots for the above.
Such words often just have to be learned one by one and there is little logic to them. I have asked many Brits what they would call a person who lives in Memphis, for example, and received a blank stare as an answer. So far, not a single American has been able to tell me the word referring to a resident of Grantham, which is a town close to Nottingham, England. (The words are Memphian and Granthamian.)
A person living in Moscow is a Muscovite, not a Moscowite. A person from Liverpool is a Liverpudlian etc. Very often, there just isn't a word at all, which is often due to the fact that no one has ever heard of many remote towns and villages around the world. There is a clumsy way to solve the problem: a person living in, say, Malmö could be called a Malmö-dweller.
PhilipThe source I offered above lists Malagasy, which seems odd to me.Hi Philip
Malagasyseems exremely odd to me, but then again, I'm not a native speaker and quite a few peculiarities in the English language seem odd to me.
Madagascan is from Webster's.
Anonymous:A Madagascar's citizen is Malagasy, a person from Congo is Congolese and Cyprus would be Cyprusian.
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