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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29th Jan, 10:55 PMAmerica is USA.
29th Jan, 9:17 PMAmerica/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507. The name of your country is the United States., which is located in the continent of America. Hence the United States of America. Language doesn't change what an American is, the people of the continent of America.
29th Jan, 8:39 PMHow did your country, USA got the name America and from where?
29th Jan, 9:34 AM"United States belongs to America", LOL, makes no sense!
29th Jan, 8:21 AMActually the official UN-certified demonym for the US is American. What else are we supposed to call ourselves? Statesian? In some languages and cultures, America belongs to the continent, whilst there are separate words for a citizen from the US, but in English the word pertains to the country and its citizens.
27th Jan, 7:15 AMAmerica from Alaska to Argentina!
21st Jan, 5:49 AMFYI: The people of both states of North and South Carolina, two states formed out of the split of the territory of Carolina, are collectively Carolinians
20th Jan, 8:14 PMAMERICA...the continent
20th Jan, 6:26 PMwhere does South and North of AMerica come from?
20th Jan, 11:26 AMAmerica/American since 1507
20th Jan, 11:23 AM[insert prefix here] Africa = sub region of the continent of Africa.
20th Jan, 11:22 AM[insert prefix here] Europe = sub region of the continent of Europe.
20th Jan, 11:22 AM[insert prefix here] Asia = sub region of the continent of Asia.
20th Jan, 11:21 AM[insert prefix here] America = sub region of the continent of America.
20th Jan, 11:19 AMAmerica/American since 1507
20th Jan, 11:19 AMAmerica/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507.
20th Jan, 11:17 AM20th Jan, 8:35 AM False equivalence. North and South Carolina are states formed in the Northern and Southern region respectively of the territory of Carolina. America is a continent, and the North and South are subcontinental regions of the same. Just Northern and Southern Europe are to Europe. When are you going to retire this redicolous argument? I simply don't understand how someone can be so inane.
20th Jan, 8:35 AM19th Jan, 6:09 PM No, they'll be either North Americans or South Americans. Just like there's two Carolinas, they'll either be North Carolinians or South Carolinians.
19th Jan, 6:10 PMAmerica/American since 1507
* showing the last 20 shouts.19th Jan, 6:10 PMAmerica/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507.