Demonyms that Define Us

Updated: Aug 19

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We are well familiar with the demonyms we use for Texans living in metro areas: Austinites, Dallasites and Houstonians. Yet, residents of the Rio Grande Valley cities generally do not use these suffixes. We tend to use “Mission residents” or “citizens of San Benito.”

But before constructing demonyms for Valleyites, let’s survey these names by languages and types.

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