USA is not America

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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Sheik El (US) says...
...therefore, the U.S. i.e.,"united States", is NOT, and never will be a "national" name, rather, a "corporate designation", and, in the Western Hemisphere, only the indigenous nations are "Americans", by nationality and descent! The "European/white" individual here in this particular part of it, is neither! The United States, regardless of whether 1 billion, or a trillion people say so, is simply, "the United States"...OF America, ... Read More
Yesterday 6:12pm
OFBG (US) says...
Your use of "Period!" suggests that you are familiar with "The Greg Gutfeld Show" on FNC, but have neither his insight - which, to be fair, is not all that great - nor his sense of humor. Contrary to your assertion that "only the indigenous nations are 'Americans'," there are no "indigenous nations" in the Americas. The creation of "nations" came only after the influx of Europeans, their establishment of colonies in the lands of ... Read More
Yesterday 9:21pm
Sheik El (US) says...
When it comes to the Western Hemisphere, aka, "America", European immigrants came here, thinking that they could actually change who they were/are by Nationality and Descent, and started calling themselves "Americans", perhaps, to differentiate themselves from their European brothers and sisters, and to also perhaps create a new "identity" simply based upon "relocation". However, the European, is no more "American", than a Chinese person is an ... Read More
Yesterday 6:05pm
OFBG (US) says...
European immigrants did not come here "thinking that they could actually change who they were/are by Nationality and Descent," but to gain a better life. They did not start "calling themselves 'Americans';" people in their countries of origin - predominantly England - chose that name for them.
Yesterday 9:26pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
I agree with you that people in Europe called the people in the new world "Americans" and especially in England since they were traveling to a new land, new continent, and the name was coined in Europe.
Yesterday 10:56pm
Lord of the Rings says...
Just a helpful reminder: the number of Olympic rings only proves that some people view the Americas as one continent. It doesn’t disprove the fact that the U.S. is America because billions of people call it ‘America’ and its citizens ‘Americans’. Of course the word ‘America’ has other meanings in English and other languages. This doesn’t change the fact that the U.S. is America.
Yesterday 5:29pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
When you mentioned "the fact that the U.S. is America" which fact are you talking about?
Yesterday 10:59pm
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous, stop denying that “America” has multiple meanings. You know it has multiple meanings in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages. Stop lying to yourself and others.
Yesterday 1:52pm
Ciro says...
"Multiple meanings"

eh eh eh amico mio per favore. You is how you say confused. America is just a name. Name of the continent? Yes. Name of you country? No. Where is United States? America. So understand "United States of America"?

Name America has no meaning. Just a name.
Yesterday 5:13pm
Anonymous says...
Shut your mouth.
Yesterday 5:31pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Sure, America has one meaning and any other thing or person called "America" is honoring or copying the original name of a continent. Grazie, amico
Yesterday 11:01pm
Anonymous (Germany) says...
I would like to add that the New World is not a single continent but two separate continents, North America and South America.
Yesterday 4:48am
Anonymous (Canada) says...
Last word

America is the name of the New World. So trolling to claim that it more than one continent fails to advance your cause.

For the record, Germans acknowledge America as one whole continent composed of those continental regions marked North, Central and South

What a waste of time you are.
Yesterday 11:18am
OFBG (US) says...
"Last word" If only!
Yes, "America is the name of the New World." It also comprises more than one continent. So why should stating a fact be considered "trolling?"
If you don't like factual arguments, why do you waste your time responding?
Yesterday 9:32pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
A German coined the name for the one continent in the new world: America.
Yesterday 11:04pm
Anonymous says...
The U.S. is America because billions of people call it so. The word has multiple meanings both in English and other languages. This doesn’t have to harm or negate your well-being, your identity, or your self worth. If you choose to let it harm you, that is on you. This meaning exists alongside the multiple meanings for ‘América’, ‘americano’, and ‘americana’. It is the nature of language that words often have multiple meanings. ‘America’ is not a special word in a class all ... Read More
9th December 2017 11:21pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
That many (perhaps most) have been misled and misinformed to think of the United States as America is immaterial. The facts clearly show that America is not the name of any republic and hence the use of the term American as a nationality is quite honestly nonsense. This has nothing to do with politics, culture, language, feelings or whatnot. Having an emotional attachment to justify using the term American as a nationality doesn’t amend the fact that the United States is not America. Quit ... Read More
Yesterday 2:45am
OFBG (US) says...
No one has "been misled and misinformed to think of the United States as America," they simply chose to use "America" in the same manner that so many people call all "facial tissues" "Kleenex," or all "photocopies" "Xerox." Your arguments might carry more weight if you focused upon the premise of this website - that "the US is not America" - rather than trying to convince us that what are geologically distinct landmasses are ... Read More
Yesterday 9:42pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
To use any facial tissue and name it "Kleenex" does not change the meaning of what is being called "Kleenex", the facial tissue will still be a facial tissue. Kleenex is the name of facial tissue just like "America" is the proper name of a continent, but the U.S. is not a continent, it is a nation of that continent called America.
Yesterday 11:27pm
Anonymous (Russia) says...
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9th December 2017 7:37pm
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