So I have simian humanoids on this planet.

Should I call them men and women? Or should I make up names for their species? For example "ortans" and "niortans" which could mean "men" and "women" respectively.

I use the word "people" a lot but it would be handy to have something like "men" and "women" for variety.

How have you seen it handled in books. Which did you like?

Any suggestions? Thoughts?