Indeed, U.S.A. is not America!

America is the name of a whole continent. United States of America means that the United States belongs to America and NOT that America belongs to the United States. So, next time you want to refer to The United States of America, you can do it as U.S. or the States or whatever you want but not as only America. Gotcha?

How should I use the term America then?

Here we will show you some wrong and correct uses of the term America:

  • This is how we do it in America.
  • This is how we do it in the States.
  • America is my country and I love it.
  • The United States is my country and I love it.
  • America lost the Vietnam war.
  • U.S.A. lost the Vietnam war.
  • Here in America we love Mc Donald's.
  • Here in the U.S. we love Mc Donald's.

Please, note that this page in not about demonyms (gentilics) but about the way to call a country.


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22nd Nov, 1:29 AM
21st Nov, 9:43 PM Are you talking to your self right there?

21st Nov, 9:43 PM
21st Nov, 9:28 PM Lets just ignore this poorly educated imbecile who is simply here for attention and has no interest in facts

21st Nov, 9:30 PM
21st Nov, 7:13 PM Our ancestral roots are pre-colonial, and colonial, we are very much American. The land is not just where we stand, it's our motherland. In the same way as you U.S. Blacks have affinity to your motherland, Africa. Our national pride, and love for our country is one thing. Our love, and pride for being Americans is another. America/American since 1507

21st Nov, 9:28 PM
21st Nov, 7:13 PM Look ignorant, lets see if you can understand: I am Brazilian because my country is Brazil, but I am American, because my country is located in the American Continent at the Southern, in South America. Your are American, because your country is in America also, but at the Northern, in North America. So we are American, but you are North American (like Canadians a,d mexicans), and I am South American like Peruvians, Argentinians, Colombians etc. I am South American and you are North American. North America and South America go their names from AMERICA as the continent, the domain name, the whole. That makes sense? The proble is that you have your brain twisted with a fake version adapted for your vernacular and weird culture. Read and respect History. Deal with it.

21st Nov, 7:20 PM
People of this continent of America are proud to be Americans because in the global stage and when talking about continental heritage we are not European nor Asians, we are Americans.

21st Nov, 7:17 PM
Why all of the sudden all illegal immigrants are from America or Latin America? When there are other illegal immigrants coming from India, Russia, Poland, Asia, etc. that overstay their visas and stay illegals?

21st Nov, 7:13 PM
If you're brazilian why don't you call yourself brazilian? Why refer to yourself as a person of a continent instead of country? You should be proud to be brazilian! Not American.

21st Nov, 7:02 PM
The inhabited continents Are Vinland, Europa, Libya, and Asia by your logic because thats what they were originally called.

21st Nov, 6:57 PM
New Holland Since 1664

21st Nov, 6:57 PM
Vinland since 1000.

21st Nov, 6:49 PM
21st Nov, 6:18 PM You've been living in South America (the continent), not America (the country).

21st Nov, 6:18 PM
I have been living in America since I was born In Brazil, I am American from the Southern (South America). You should be proud to be American also, but from the Northern (North America). Your country named The United States located in AMERICA (That's the reason why is fully named The United States of America) is a country biult by immigrants, and thanks to immigrants you Country will have 5 millions more of tax payers, and millions of volunteers soldiers. I just wondered what is your country doing with the around of 50 millions of people living in poverty so far?. The Southern OF AMERICA or South America is giving to your country 5 millions of tax payers for continuing investing in wars. Poor ignorant. America is the name given for a Continent. Read, learn and respect what is written in History.

21st Nov, 4:58 PM
President Barack Obama announced yesterday he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to almost five million illegal immigrants living in the country. "If you've been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you're willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation." - Barack Obama. You're welcome Latinos! 5 million of you won't be deported to your third world country.

21st Nov, 4:31 AM
If one reads the real history of the United States one can figure out that yes it was the continents name that the U.S. adapted.

21st Nov, 4:29 AM
American is the name for all those who live in the Ameican continent and that is the name the people of the U.S. use as their name but it is shared by millions so it is not a real proper country name but a continnet's name even if they don't really think so.

20th Nov, 11:20 PM
America mean the born of continent called the new world. This is not a cultural fake or a pretension to steal a name already belonging for our continent. Like the guy lines below says this is genuine history, real cartography. no makeup or a farce adapted for a convenience and disseminated by years. Deal with it.

20th Nov, 10:32 PM
20th Nov, 10:13 PM Chill

20th Nov, 10:13 PM
20th Nov, 8:33 PM You have pretended have an identity with a name that never have belonged to your country, and already existed a long before you Country as the name for the new world, as a new continent. That!! is not my farce vernacular or stupid misconception. that's what History proves, and Historical Cartography demonstrate. That's something writtne in the time line of History as a fact. By origin, By history and documented cartography AMERICA is NOT a name of a counrtry, and never it was. That's something what you and you contriversial and pathetic culture will have to deal forever. Suck it that!!! Nobody can change or makeup History. DON BE IGNORANT!!! if you want to sustain something do it with solid foundations and based on what is written with precedence in History, something that you and nobody has the right to change. Watch learn and shut up!!! []

20th Nov, 8:33 PM
What the *censored* are you talking about? We do have an identity. We're Americans. We know who we are. My country's name is the United States of America. Your country's name is the United Mexican States, that's it.

20th Nov, 6:01 PM
I am Mexican and I am from The "United Mexican States" of America.

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