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#206668 - 08/13/12 01:58 PM What Do They Call Us?
Grant Offline

Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Do you know the word or phrase that is used to describe a person who is a resident of a particular city? For example, I live on Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I am an "Edmontonian". What do you call such a term?

While you're at it, what city are you from and what are residents there called? Just curious.

Thanks so much for any help you can offer.


#206670 - 08/13/12 05:38 PM Re: What Do They Call Us? [Re: Grant]
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10532
Loc: this too shall pass
A demonym is a name for an inhabitant of a specific place, which is derived from the place name. -wiktionary

or, demonym

p.s. - I am generally referred to as a Twin Citian. cool

Edited by tsuwm (08/13/12 05:42 PM)

#206673 - 08/13/12 10:23 PM Re: What Do They Call Us? [Re: Grant]
Grant Offline

Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dear Twin Citian,

Thanks for your help in starting me down the right path - the path marked with demonyms.

Much appreciated.

An Edmontonian (also an Albertan and a Canadian)


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