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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19th Oct, 8:20 PM
The dude below its a real proof of how bad the U.S education system is xD

19th Oct, 8:15 PM
Hey dude plz stop smoking weed plz it is bad for yar brain ;) ps: try to find what a continent is cuz I bet you don't even know

19th Oct, 7:22 PM
23 North American countries and 12 South American countries.

19th Oct, 7:21 PM
Continent of North America = Mainland North America (Canada, America, Mexico), Central America (Belize, Guatemala, Panama, etc.), Greenland and the Caribbean.

19th Oct, 7:18 PM
Central America is part of the continent of North America.

19th Oct, 6:50 PM
Yep Indians came first then Spanish and you guys were the last what u guys did its called stole!! U stole the land that spaniards found

19th Oct, 6:36 PM
America is the name given to the new continent in the new world by Europeans. People living in this lands before the Europeans were natives and had their own names Mayans, Aztecs, Incas Etc. However to differentiate newcomers from natives Europeans called natives "Indians" cause they thought this land was part of the Indies.

19th Oct, 6:31 PM
Practically the U.S. wants to tell us where we are located etc. but we already know were we are located and it is not what U.S is saying. We in Central America know that we are from the one continent of America and not from a so called continent of North America nor we are the subcontinnet of North America we are Central America in the continent of America.

19th Oct, 6:28 PM
In Central America we learn and teach that we are one continent and we live in MESOAMERICA or middle of the continent of America. Noone is going to tell us how to teach our children anyother way than what it has been accepted by the entire continent of America before the U.S. decides for itself where WE are located in or not

19th Oct, 6:33 AM
The UN uses a 5 continent model where they separate Europe from Asia, and ignore Antarctica for not having a permanent population. The 5 continents would be: America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia/Oceania/Australasia.[27] Using this last model as a starting point, the *censored*ociation of National Olympic Committees uses only inhabited continents (excluding Antarctica) and thus a five-continent model[16][17] as depicted in the logo of the ANOC.[28]

19th Oct, 5:54 AM
Europeans always say oh u r from the new continent they have to say we r from the new continents then?

19th Oct, 5:46 AM
But native americans are the first people to came here they have the right to b called American not us we came later . Nooo Central America is not part of North America u just say it CENTRAL AMERICA north and center r not the same never its only one continent AMERICA u.s citizens just stole the name of America if u don't think so let me know from who was taken da name America? Cuz in English there is no names related to America

18th Oct, 11:00 PM
Native Americans are Asian. They crossed from Asia to Alaska.

18th Oct, 10:59 PM
Central America, Greenland and the Caribbean are part of the North American continent.

18th Oct, 10:55 PM
Really 7? So tell me does guatemala Belize El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua Costa Rica and panama exist? Cuz they r no from south or North America ????

18th Oct, 10:50 PM
The only true americans are native americans surprise they where here before any European and guess what they r not claiming to b americans xD

18th Oct, 10:48 PM
Oh wow he can count til 7 but he doesn't know how many continents we have

18th Oct, 6:33 PM
There's seven continents. North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia

18th Oct, 12:57 PM
Wow europeans and the rest of americans are wrong there's 6 continents cuz ignorant people from the u.s says so

18th Oct, 12:55 PM
Spanish people how many continents exist? Europa America Africa Asia y Oceania

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