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Demonym of All Countries

What Is a Demonym?

A Demonym or gentilic is a word used to describe native people, residents or the inhabitants of a particular place. The name of a people's language is usually the same as this word, for example, the "German and English" could be language or people. Some places may not have a word for the people that live there. The Greek prefix dem-, meaning "the people", is attached to terms commonly used to talk about large populations, including demographic and democracy. The form or suffix -onym is found in many words having to do with naming. Therefore, the word essentially translates to "naming the people".

Rules for naming Demonyms:

There are many ways to create demonyms. The most common is to add a suffix to the end of the country or location's name. These may use Latin, Semitic or Germanic suffixes, such as:

  • -an: American, Mexican.
  • -ian: Indonesian, Russian, Indian, Canadian.
  • -ine: Argentine.
  • -ish: Danish, Irish.
  • -ese: Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese (mostly Asian countries).
  • -i: Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Qatari, Israeli (mostly Middle Eastern).
  • -er: Icelander, Christmas Islander, Cook Islander (mostly islands).
  • Irregular forms: Greek, Filipino, Thai, Dutch.

# Country Demonym
1AfghanistanAfghans
2Aland IslandsÅland Islanders
3AlbaniaAlbanians
4AlgeriaAlgerians
5American SamoaAmerican Samoans
6AndorraAndorrans
7AngolaAngolans
8AnguillaAnguillans
9AntarcticaAntarctic residents
10Antigua and BarbudaAntiguans or Barbudans
11ArgentinaArgentines, Argentinians
12ArmeniaArmenians
13ArubaArubans
14AustraliaAustralians
15AustriaAustrians
16AzerbaijanAzerbaijanis, Azeris
17BahamasBahamians
18BahrainBahrainis
19BangladeshBangladeshis
20BarbadosBarbadians
21BelarusBelarusians
22BelgiumBelgians
23BelizeBelizeans
24BeninBeninese, Beninois
25BermudaBermudians, Bermudans
26BhutanBhutanese
27BoliviaBolivians
28Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBonaire Dutch, Statians, Sabans
29Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnians or Herzegovinians
30BotswanaBatswana (singular Motswana)
31Bouvet IslandBouvet Islanders
32BrazilBrazilians
33British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish
34British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islanders
35Brunei DarussalamBruneians
36BulgariaBulgarians
37Burkina FasoBurkinabe
38BurundiBurundians, Barundi
39CambodiaCambodians
40CameroonCameroonians
41CanadaCanadians
42Cape VerdeCabo Verdeans
43Cayman IslandsCaymanians
44Central African RepublicCentral Africans
45ChadChadians
46ChileChileans
47ChinaChinese
48Christmas IslandChristmas Islanders
49Cocos IslandsCocos Islanders
50ColombiaColombians
51ComorosComorans, Comorians
52Congo (the Democratic Republic)Congolese
53Congo (the Republic)Congolese
54Cook IslandsCook Islanders
55Costa RicaCosta Ricans
56CroatiaCroatians, Croats
57CubaCubans
58CuracaoCuraçaoans
59CyprusCypriots
60Czech RepublicCzechs
61DenmarkDanes
62DjiboutiDjiboutians
63DominicaDominicans
64Dominican RepublicDominicans
65East Timor (Timor Leste)Timorese
66EcuadorEcuadorians
67EgyptEgyptians
68El SalvadorSalvadorans, Salvadorians, Salvadoreans
69Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineans, Equatoguineans
70EritreaEritreans
71EstoniaEstonians
72EswatiniSwazis
73EthiopiaEthiopians, Habesha
74Falkland IslandsFalkland Islanders
75Faroe IslandsFaroese
76FijiFijians
77FinlandFinns
78FranceFrench, Frenchmen/Frenchwomen
79French GuianaFrench Guianese
80French PolynesiaFrench Polynesians
81French Southern TerritoriesFrench
82GabonGabonese, Gabonaise
83GambiaGambians
84GeorgiaGeorgians
85GermanyGermans
86GhanaGhanaians
87GibraltarGibraltarians
88GreeceGreeks, Hellenes
89GreenlandGreenlanders
90GrenadaGrenadians
91GuadeloupeGuadeloupians, Guadeloupeans
92GuamGuamanians
93GuatemalaGuatemalans
94GuernseyGuernseyman, Guernseywoman
95GuineaGuineans
96Guinea BissauBissau-Guineans
97GuyanaGuyanese
98HaitiHaitians
99Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Islanders or McDonald Islander
100HondurasHondurans
101Hong KongHongkongers, Hong Kongese
102HungaryHungarians, Magyars
103IcelandIcelanders
104IndiaIndians
105IndonesiaIndonesians
106IranIranians, Persians
107IraqIraqis
108IrelandIrish, Irishmen/Irishwomen
109Isle of ManManx
110IsraelIsraelis
111ItalyItalians
112Ivory Coast (Cote d Ivoire)Ivorians
113JamaicaJamaicans
114JapanJapanese
115JerseyJerseyman, Jerseywoman, Jersian, Jèrriais
116JordanJordanians
117KazakhstanKazakhstanis, Kazakhs
118KenyaKenyans
119KiribatiI-Kiribati
120KuwaitKuwaitis
121KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanis, Kyrgyz, Kirgiz, Kirghiz
122LaosLaos, Laotians
123LatviaLatvians, Letts
124LebanonLebanese
125LesothoBasotho (singular Mosotho)
126LiberiaLiberians
127LibyaLibyans
128LiechtensteinLiechtensteiners
129LithuaniaLithuanians
130LuxembourgLuxembourgers
131MacauMacanese, Chinese
132MadagascarMalagasy
133MalawiMalawians
134MalaysiaMalaysians
135MaldivesMaldivians
136MaliMalians
137MaltaMaltese
138Marshall IslandsMarshallese
139MartiniqueMartiniquais/Martiniquaises
140MauritaniaMauritanians
141MauritiusMauritians
142MayotteMahorans
143MexicoMexicans
144MicronesiaMicronesians
145MoldovaMoldovans
146MonacoMonégasques, Monacans
147MongoliaMongolians, Mongols
148MontenegroMontenegrins
149MontserratMontserratians
150MoroccoMoroccans
151MozambiqueMozambicans
152MyanmarBurmeses or Myanmas
153NamibiaNamibians
154NauruNauruans
155NepalNepalis, Nepalese
156NetherlandsDutch, Dutchmen/Dutchwomen, Netherlanders
157New CaledoniaNew Caledonians
158New ZealandNew Zealanders
159NicaraguaNicaraguans
160NigerNigeriens
161NigeriaNigerians
162NiueNiueans
163Norfolk IslandNorfolk Islanders
164North KoreaKoreans, North Koreans
165North MacedoniaMacedonians
166Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Marianans
167NorwayNorwegians
168OmanOmanis
169PakistanPakistanis
170PalauPalauans
171PalestinePalestinians
172PanamaPanamanians
173Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineans, Papuans
174ParaguayParaguayans
175PeruPeruvians
176PhilippinesFilipinos/Filipinas
177PitcairnPitcairn Islanders
178PolandPoles
179PortugalPortuguese
180Puerto RicoPuerto Ricans
181QatarQataris
182ReunionRéunionese, Réunionnais/Réunionnaises
183RomaniaRomanians
184RussiaRussians
185RwandaRwandans, Banyarwanda
186Saint BarthelemyBarthélemois/Barthélemoises
187Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Helenians
188Saint Kitts and NevisKittitians or Nevisians
189Saint LuciaSaint Lucians
190Saint MartinSaint-Martinois/Saint-Martinoises
191Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierrais/Saint-Pierraises or Miquelonnais/Miquelonnaises
192Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincentians or Vincentians
193SamoaSamoans
194San MarinoSammarinese
195Sao Tome and PrincipeSão Toméans
196Saudi ArabiaSaudis, Saudi Arabians
197SenegalSenegalese
198SerbiaSerbs, Serbians
199SeychellesSeychellois/Seychelloises
200Sierra LeoneSierra Leoneans
201SingaporeSingaporeans
202Sint MaartenSint Maartener
203SlovakiaSlovaks, Slovakians
204SloveniaSlovenes, Slovenians
205Solomon IslandsSolomon Islanders
206SomaliaSomalis
207South AfricaSouth Africans
208South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia Islanders or South Sandwich Islanders
209South KoreaKoreans, South Koreans
210South SudanSouth Sudanese
211SpainSpaniards
212Sri LankaSri Lankans
213SudanSudanese
214SurinameSurinamers
215Svalbard and Jan MayenSvalbard residents
216SwedenSwedes
217SwitzerlandSwiss
218SyriaSyrians
219TaiwanTaiwanese, Formosan
220TajikistanTajikistanis, Tajiks
221TanzaniaTanzanians
222ThailandThai
223TogoTogolese
224TokelauTokelauans
225TongaTongans
226Trinidad and TobagoTrinidadians or Tobagonians
227TunisiaTunisians
228TurkeyTurks
229TurkmenistanTurkmens
230Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islanders
231TuvaluTuvaluans
232UgandaUgandans
233UkraineUkrainians
234United Arab EmiratesEmiratis, Emirians, Emiri
235United KingdomBritons, British
236United StatesAmericans
237United States Minor Outlying IslandsAmericans
238United States Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islanders
239UruguayUruguayans
240UzbekistanUzbekistanis, Uzbeks
241VanuatuNi-Vanuatu
242Vatican City (Holy See)Vatican citizens
243VenezuelaVenezuelans
244Vietnam Vietnamese people
245Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futuna Islanders, Wallisians or Futunans
246Western SaharaSahrawis, Sahraouis
247YemenYemenis
248ZambiaZambians
249ZimbabweZimbabweans