endonym
Definition - The name that either the inhabitants of a place or the members of the group call themselves.

Notes:
1. The name that outsiders call them is called an exonym.

Example -
The word Deutschland is an endonym because it is what the inhabitants of the place call it; whereas Germany is the English speaker's exonym for that same place.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek endon, within, and onoma, name.

Oxford English Dictionary -
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