Demonyms – The Names of Nationalities

What is a demonym?

A demonym is name given to people of a place for each of the countries of the world. For example, “Italians” are people of or from Italy. The table bdlow gives the demonym for each of the countries of the world.

A 
AfghanistanAfghan
AlbaniaAlbanian
AlgeriaAlgerian
AndorraAndorran
AngolaAngolan
Antigua and BarbudaAntiguans, Barbudans
ArgentinaArgentine or Argentinean
ArmeniaArmenian
AustraliaAustralian or Ozzie or Aussie
AustriaAustrian
AzerbaijanAzerbaijani
B
The BahamasBahamian
BahrainBahraini
BangladeshBangladeshi
BarbadosBarbadian or Bajuns
BelarusBelarusian
BelgiumBelgian
BelizeBelizean
BeninBeninese
BhutanBhutanese
BoliviaBolivian
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnian, Herzegovinian
BotswanaMotswana (singular), Batswana (plural)
BrazilBrazilian
BruneiBruneian
BulgariaBulgarian
Burkina FasoBurkinabe
BurundiBurundian
C
Cabo VerdeCabo Verdean
CambodiaCambodian
CameroonCameroonian
CanadaCanadian
Central African RepublicCentral African
ChadChadian
ChileChilean
ChinaChinese
ColombiaColombian
ComorosComoran
Costa RicaCosta Rican
Cote d'IvoireIvorian
CroatiaCroat or Croatian
CubaCuban
CyprusCypriot
CzechiaCzech
D-F
Demcocratic Republic of the CongoCongolese
DenmarkDane or Danish
DjiboutiDjibouti
DominicaDominican
Dominican RepublicDominican
EcuadorEcuadorean
EgyptEgyptian
El SalvadorSalvadoran
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean
EritreaEritrean
EstoniaEstonian
EthiopiaEthiopian
FijiFijian
FinlandFinn or Finnish
FranceFrench or Frenchman/Frenchwoman
G
GabonGabonese
The GambiaGambian
GeorgiaGeorgian
GermanyGerman
GhanaGhanaian
GreeceGreek
GrenadaGrenadian or Grenadan
GuatemalaGuatemalan
GuineaGuinean
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissauan
GuyanaGuyanese
H-K
HaitiHaitian
HondurasHonduran
HungaryHungarian
IcelandIcelander
IndiaIndian
IndonesiaIndonesian
IranIranian
IraqIraqi
IrelandIrishman/Irishwoman or Irish
IsraelIsraeli
ItalyItalian
JamaicaJamaican
JapanJapanese
JordanJordanian
KazakhstanKazakhstani
KenyaKenyan
KiribatiI-Kiribati
KosovoKosovar
KuwaitKuwaiti
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz or Kirghiz
L-M
LaosLao or Laotian
LatviaLatvian
LebanonLebanese
LesothoMosotho (plural Basotho)
LiberiaLiberian
LibyaLibyan
LiechtensteinLiechtensteiner
LithuaniaLithuanian
LuxembourgLuxembourger
MacedoniaMacedonian
MadagascarMalagasy
MalawiMalawian
MalaysiaMalaysian
MaldivesMaldivan
MaliMalian
MaltaMaltese
Marshall IslandsMarshallese
MauritaniaMauritanian
MauritiusMauritian
MexicoMexican
MicronesiaMicronesian
MoldovaMoldovan
MonacoMonegasque or Monacan
MongoliaMongolian
MontenegroMontenegrin
MoroccoMoroccan
MozambiqueMozambican
Myanmar (Burma)Burmese or Myanmarese
N-R
NamibiaNamibian
NauruNauruan
NepalNepalese
NetherlandsDutch, Dutchmen/Dutchwomen, Netherlanders
New ZealandNew Zealander or Kiwi
NicaraguaNicaraguan
NigerNigerien
NigeriaNigerian
North KoreaNorth Korean
NorwayNorwegian
OmanOmani
PakistanPakistani
PalauPalauan
PalestinePalestinian
PanamaPanamanian
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinean
ParaguayParaguayan
PeruPeruvian
PhilippinesFilipino
PolandPole or Polish
PortugalPortuguese
QatarQatari
Republic of the CongoCongolese
RomaniaRomanian
RussiaRussian
RwandaRwandan
S
Saint Kitts and NevisKittian and Nevisian
Saint LuciaSaint Lucian
St. Vincent & The GrenadinesSaint Vincentians, Vincentians
SamoaSamoan
San MarinoSammarinese or San Marinese
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tomean
Saudi ArabiaSaudi or Saudi Arabian
SenegalSenegalese
SerbiaSerbian
SeychellesSeychellois
Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean
SingaporeSingaporean
SlovakiaSlovak or Slovakian
SloveniaSlovene or Slovenian
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islander
SomaliaSomali
South AfricaSouth African
South KoreaSouth Korean
South SudanSouth Sudanese
SpainSpaniard or Spanish
Sri LankaSri Lankan
SudanSudanese
SurinameSurinamer
SwazilandSwazi
SwedenSwede or Swedish
SwitzerlandSwiss
SyriaSyrian
T-Z
TaiwanTaiwanese
TajikistanTajik or Tadzhik
TanzaniaTanzanian
ThailandThai
Timor-LesteTimorese
TogoTogolese
TongaTongan
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidadian or Tobagonian
TunisiaTunisian
TurkeyTurk or Turkish
TurkmenistanTurkmen
TuvaluTuvaluan
UgandaUgandan
UkraineUkrainian
United Arab EmiratesEmirian or Emiri
United KingdomBriton or British*
United StatesAmerican
UruguayUruguayan
UzbekistanUzbek or Uzbekistani
VanuatuNi-Vanuatu
Vatican City (Holy See)Vatican citizens
VenezuelaVenezuelan
VietnamVietnamese
YemenYemeni or Yemenite
ZambiaZambian
ZimbabweZimbabwean
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Note: The demonyms above are in the singular form. In most cases, plural forms add an s or, in the case of -ese endings, they are the same as the plural forms

Derek Pharr

Derek Pharr is Vice President of Products at Sporcle and an occasional writer of random topics and bad jokes. He also has an odd addiction to Taylor Swift songs and hates white foods.

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