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Friday, October 14, 2016

WHY A GOAN IS NOT A GOANESE

WHY A NATIVE OF GOA
 IS A GOAN
& NOT A GOANESE
and other Demonyms

When a country's name ends with 2 vowels, an 'n' is added to indicate a national from that country. Thus a person from Goa becomes Goan, and a .....person from Italia becomes -  Italian  (not Italianese)
                              India                -  Indian (not Indianese)
                              Samoa              -  Samoan (not Samoanese)
                              Australia          -  Australia (not Australianese)
                              Canada             -  Canadian (not Canadienese)
                                -------------------------------------------

a person from England is English -  not Englandese or Englandian
a person from Sweden is Swedish -  not Swedenese or Swedenian

                                 -------------------------------------------

a person from Germany is German -  not Germanese or Germanian

                                     -------------------------------------

and a person from Nepal is    Nepalese
                               China -      Chinese
                               Vietnam -  Vietnamese
                               Portugal -  Portuguese (not Portugalese)!

                                    ----------------------------------------

Calabria     -    Calabrian
Panjim       -     Panjimite
Bombay     -     Bombayite
Siam          -     Siamese
Uganda      -     Ugandan
Kenya         -    Kenya