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Re: Ecuadorans

Posted by R. Berg on March 30, 2002

In Reply to: Place name suffix headache posted by Marian on March 30, 2002

: I'm enjoying "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain, which is all about kitchen chef culture. In it, he praises the culinary skills of 'Ecuadorians' several times. Shouldn't it be 'Ecuadorans,' since these people hail from Ecuador?

Yes, according to Webster's Second, 1934, which has "Ecuadoran" as a noun and an adjective but "Ecuadorian" as an adjective only. But the same dictionary has "Panamanian" and no "Panaman." Then there's "Peruvian."