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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27th May, 3:38 PM
This is America, a continent. And its major geograpical regions are divided into North, Central, and South. Hence North America, Central America, South America.

27th May, 3:35 PM
27th May, 5:02 AM By the way Mexico is in North A ME RI CA, so is Cuba, Dominican Republic, etc.. Central American countries also use the correct, non-U.S. centric model. Which acknowledges the continent of America of which these North, Central, and South regions refer to.

27th May, 3:31 PM
27th May, 5:02 AM In South what?

27th May, 2:14 PM
That is right "give us the origin for your country's name? Where did America name come from? Give us the history of your country's name and how it got to have it? From which ancestor or hero or land mark or tribe did your country get its name?

27th May, 2:11 PM
27th May, 5:02 AM" : In Germany and Italy kids are taught that America is one continent....and they do not speak Spanish.

27th May, 12:34 PM
27th May, 5:02 AM Wow! I believe the one plagued with ignorance is you. Popular ignorance is still ignorance. Why don't you educate us on the origin of the name America? Who coined it, why, and to name what?

27th May, 11:07 AM
27th May, 5:02 AM We all know that north America is to the north of south America, and that south America is to the south of north America. But what do you believe NORTH America is the northern region of? And SOUTH America is the southern region of ? I'm confident that even the least intelligent person would logically conclude that the answer is the American continent, in other words America. But what would you say? How can there be a north AMERICA, and south AMERICA, to a none existing AMERICA?

27th May, 9:11 AM
27th May, 5:02 AM The Earth is flat.

27th May, 9:05 AM
Edit:27th May, 8:46 AM at the same time you don't wish to recognize the continent of America

27th May, 9:00 AM
Am I wrong?

27th May, 8:59 AM
this this so simple, obvious, and self explanatory, that even a monkey would be able to understand it.

27th May, 8:57 AM
Which is why North America = refers northern region of America, and Northern United States = Refers to the Northern region of the United States. Game over. please try again. North America != Northern region of the United States.

27th May, 8:52 AM
America = New World, America/American since 1507

27th May, 8:51 AM
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

27th May, 8:51 AM
America/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507

27th May, 8:49 AM
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. America= north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, middle AMERICA, meso AMERICXA, franco AMERICA, latin AMERICA, anglo AMERICA etc... [insert region here] AMERICA

27th May, 8:46 AM
27th May, 5:02 AM First all most of the world doesn't follow that model. Second of all that model derived to promote this political agenda by the U.S. nationalist. Third of all, this misinformation was propagated to former U.S. and by extension of the anglosphere, U.K. Colonies by the same. Point being that again that while you acknowledge north America (which refers to northern subcontinental region of America), and south America (referring to the southern subcontinental region of America) at the same time you don't which to recognize the continent of America these regions are referred from. Because again you want to some how dereference the fact that America refers to whole continent. It is a bit of like recognizing stern and bow of a ship, but not recognizing the whole ship, because you want the word ship to mean something else. Let me set another example, the Unite Sates, and much of the anglosphere did not recognize blacks as fully human. In fact, some would argue that they recognized them as mostly ape, and part human. That consensus however popular it may have been, and still in many parts of the world, including the U.S., is also incorrect. Grow a brain buddy.

27th May, 5:02 AM
It's only South Americans who have maps with a "America" on it. In the rest of world, there's 2 continents called "North America" and South America." Therefore, it is ignorant to claim that "America" is a continent, since most of the world doesn't use that particular continental model. Checkmate.

27th May, 12:18 AM
26th May, 9:52 PM Stop kidding yourself. You have no argument in your favor.

27th May, 12:10 AM
America/American since 1507

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