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The term for inhabitants of countries often can't be deduced by the countries name:

For example:

Saarland - Saarländer


Deutschland - Deutscher (not Deutschländer)

Russland - Russe (not Russländer)

Also there are more obscure forms:

Monaco - Monegasse

Elfenbeinküste - Ivorer

Is there a list of correct terms for inhabitants of countries?

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[...]dass der amtliche Staatenname im Deutschen mittlerweile Cote dIvoire lautet. [...] Die einzig korrekte Einwohnerbezeichnung lautet dementsprechend dann Ivorer/Ivorerin. Duden –  Em1 Nov 15 '12 at 15:18
How about this: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnonym –  elena Nov 15 '12 at 15:27
@elena Interesting link. However, some might wonder why an Este isn't called Estländer while an Engländer isn't called Enge. I guess there's no rule at all. Thus we have to learn all them by heart and a complete list might be helpful. –  Em1 Nov 15 '12 at 16:00

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You can download the list in the web links section of this wiki page:

Liste der Staaten der Erde

The link is "Verzeichnis der Staatennamen für den amtlichen Gebrauch...", a pdf document from the Department for Foreign Affairs of Germany. You will find the terms for the inhabitants in the fourth column ("Bezeichnung der Staatsangehörigen").

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Great! Now that I know where to look for, I also found a PDF list from the Austrian Department on Foreign Affairs, which includes an Index and German AND English Terms. –  phoibos Nov 16 '12 at 8:28

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