Definition & Meaning: Word Root Demo

Demo comes from Greek word demos people. Thus, words with the word root demo- either refers to people or to population.

Let’s have a look at the word democracy, which is a form of government, where people elect their rulers.

‘Democracy’ breaks down into:
Demo: People
Cracy: Rule
Demo + Cracy= Rule of/by the people

Example sentence:
Even though the politician claimed to strive for democracy he was nothing but a demagogue trying to win the place.

Words based on the root Demos

Words based on the root Demo

1. Cyberdemocracy: A government that uses communication technologies to rule
2. Demagogue: A leader of a popular faction or of the mob (negative)
3. Democide: Killing of a mass/people
4. Democrat: One who supports the rule by the people
5. Demoeconomy: Demographic economy, related to statistics about people
6. Demogenic: Based on citizenship rather than kinship of people (society or community)
7. Demography: Branch of sociology that deals with statistics of populations (for example: that is births, deaths, marriages)
8. Demonym: A word that indicates native people of a particular place (Tai for Tailand, German for Germany)
9. Demomania: A desire to be with people or in crowded places
10. Demophile: One who is mad about people
11. Demotic: Colloquail or used by common people (language)
12. Endemic: Often found among particular people in a particular area (a condition or disease)
13. Epidemic: Contagious disease that affects many people
14. Epidemiologist: One who specialises in the ways diseases spread among people

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