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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3rd Mar, 11:17 PM
2nd Mar, 3:37 AM .... Anyway be sensitive is much better than vernacular IGNORANT by heritage.

3rd Mar, 7:04 PM
This continent is called America, this is not a sensitive issue but a true issue and the only sensitives are those who don't have a poper name for a country...and don't like to be called "Estadounidenses" or Stati Uniti but grab the name of the continent for themselves.

3rd Mar, 8:56 AM
My country is called America. Gotcha?

2nd Mar, 3:37 AM
You Third Worlders are so sensitive.

26th Feb, 10:26 AM
If they want to use the name America to refer to the U.S., well the country have two hemisphere, north and south, so supposing the want to use the terms North America and South America, that would apply for the hemispheres of their country. North America = Washington, Montana, Minnesota, etc. South America = Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, etc. WE ARE 1 CONTINENT, AMERICA THE CONTINENT

25th Feb, 10:38 PM
25th Feb, 1:40 PM The fiction for dividing America in two different continents and goes against the domain name that gives to North America (The Northern OF AMERICA) and The South America (The Southern OF AMERICA) their names as the regions of AMERICA, both have their origin from AMERICA as the domain name, "The whole". This is a logical sense of belonging supported by History and cartography. Obviously you will never find any scholarship book in the United States about this vernacular misconception. Watch this lecture about the origin of America as the name given for the new world, pointing on dates and events. [].

25th Feb, 1:40 PM
A student recently asked me about the historical roots of the people of the United States claiming "Americanness" at the expense of all the other peoples of the Americas. Are there any scholarly articles or history texts available that describe this? She and I would like to read it together.

24th Feb, 11:15 PM
Like it or not, what time line of History, and legitimate cartographic documentation demonstrate is that the origin, or the denomination by origin of "America" belongs to the identity of the whole new world as a new Continent, since 1507, in other words 269 years before any Country was founded on the new world. that's the reason why North AMERICA (The Northern) and South AMERICA (The Southern) OF AMERICA, got their names. It is incredible how there people expecting that all those who are not agree with this farce , or misconception contrary to what is written by History should accept what the vernacular of the United States says?. This, is not a matter of what language you speak, or what culture you belong. This is HISTORY, and Cartography. In other words: The respect for what History demonstrate with facts in its time line, and nobody has an excuse or right to change or distort. History never is out of fashion. That's the reason why these people just say excuses to explain what its culture have tried to adapt for a convenience by disseminating a makeup version to convince people learning English around the world of something what is not true. The only one reason why The United \states has the words "OF America" at the end of its name is because it was the first country achieving independence in the Continent OF AMERICA already named 269 years before, but that's never has meant having the right to own the name that already belonged for the whole new world as a Continent . This is just a matter to check on dates and time line of History, We are not ignorant of History, and alienated with a makeup farce like them. Technically and Historically "America" IS NOT the name of any Country", and they will have to deal with it forever, but not with people not agree with them and that culture, but with what History says. If there is people misusing the name fo America to this country, that's just a COLLOQUIAL reference as a short name, and just that. Go to Learn, and respect what History proves,and don't distort!!

23rd Feb, 2:14 PM
I live and am a citizen of United States. I proudly state I am a US person. I do not and will not use; "I am an American." It is not where I am from, but the area I live. I get offended by the ignorance of people in and out of my country using American to refer to my country.

22nd Feb, 6:51 PM
21st feb, 12:15PM: So according to your way of thinking we are to think that the rest of the hemisphere was named after your country? So where did your country get the name America from? and how?

21st Feb, 3:43 PM
21st Feb, 12:13 PM Latin Americans will give up calling our selves Americans the day hell freezes over, and Latin Europeans stop calling themselves Europeans, Which is never. Okay Unitedstatian?

21st Feb, 3:32 PM
America/American since 1507

21st Feb, 3:31 PM
America/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507

21st Feb, 3:31 PM
How difficult can this be for these morons to understand? I think its purely not wanting to acknowledge the obvious. Because no one can be this stupid. The mere mention of South and North XYZ, and any moron would automatically understand they are talking about north and south of XYZ. This isn't rocket science. And choosing to not acknowledge the obvious doesn't advance this blatant attempt of trying to appropriate the name of the continent. It just fails to hide the existing argument to the contrary [North,Central, South, Latin, Anglo, Franco etc.] A ME RI CA. A ME RI CA being the name of the whole continent.

21st Feb, 3:18 PM
21st Feb, 12:15 PM North [Asia,Europe,America, Africa, Australia], and South [Asia,Europe,America, Africa, Australia] respectively are not separate continents, those are parts of each respective Continent. The continent of America was not named after the U.S.. crack baby

21st Feb, 3:14 PM
21st Feb, 12:15 PM What fing glory buffoon? America is the name of the continent. It was named 270 years before the U.S. came to be. North, Central, and South are regions of the continent of America. *censored* do you think is the reason it is A ME RI CA that follows the adjectives North,Central and South? The short form name of your country is The United States, not America. America is only found in the long form name. It indicates where the United States was formed, in America. Hence the United States OF A ME RI CA. The same A ME RI CA you are referring to when you specified the North, Central, and South of. The name America was coined by Martin Waldseemuller in 1507 as the name of the Western Hemisphere, the New World, which was Christened America. I mean what kind of S (hit) for brains does a person need to have in order to claim that the U.S. is America? And completely evade the fact that [insert region of choice here] A ME RI CA is not referring to the continent Christopher Columbus discovered in 1492. Imbecile . This is from a New Yorker you dumb*censored*.

21st Feb, 12:15 PM
There are TWO geographical CONTINENTS in the Western Hemisphere, and three American political subdivisions: North, Central, and South. There is a North America, Central America, and South America, but there isn only one AMERICA: The USA. There are South Americans, Central Americans, and South Americans, but the only AMERICANS are from the USA. I wish the people south of the AMERICAN order had enough pride ton stop trying to steal our glory. Canadians don't. You never hear a Canadian calling himself an American.

21st Feb, 12:13 PM
My comments didn't get posted.Maybe they were too long. Anyway, America i the USA and Americans are those people from the United States. Canadians understand that. Why can't the people south of the AMERICAN border get it through their heads.

17th Feb, 11:14 AM
Anybody that was ever born from Brazil to as far as alaska is without a doubt an American, the difference is where in the American continent you were born! south,central,north America

16th Feb, 6:25 PM
malditos yankees hijos de puta

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