demonym
Definition - A word that denotes a people or a place.

Example -
Vancouverite, Vancouver, Japanese, and Japan.

Etymology -
The word was coined by George H. Scheetz in What Do You Call a Person From...? A Dictionary of Resident Names. He probably coined it by combining the Greek demos, people, with onoma, name.

Oxford English Dictionary -
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