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Old October 28, 2007, 08:15 PM
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Unhappy The word: gentilicio

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>>> Es un adjetivo gentilicio se refiere a una persona nacida en Panama.

I'm wondering exactly what gentilicio means. The dictioanry here translates it as national, gentile, tribal & hereditary. But how & when exactly is it used. I've never heard it before. If anyone can help out that would be great. Also , does it come from the word gente?
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Old October 29, 2007, 03:46 AM
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gentilicio & gente comes from latin: gens

Gentilicio it's a word who explains the name of the people of a place/country/city
Madrileño/a es el gentilicio de Madrid
Barcelonés/a es el gentilicio de Barcelona
Panameño/a es el gentilicio de Panamá
Mexicano/a es el gentilicio de México.

To know the proper "gentilicio" of a place it's not very easy.
More info: wikipedia gentilicio
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Old October 30, 2007, 01:05 AM
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And from the English version of the Wikipedia page:

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A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place.
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Ok thanks for the info. I think the English versions of this word aren't very commonly used.

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