USA is not America

The beginnings of the name America

About America

America is land in the Western hemisphere, also known as the New World. America cover 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area) and contain about 13.5% of the human population (about 900 million people).

America can be sub-divided in three subcontinents: North America, Central America and South America.

North America

  • Canada.
  • Greenland.
  • United Mexican States.
  • United States of America.

Central America

  • Cuba.
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica.
  • Panama.
  • etc.

South America

  • Argentina.
  • Bolivia.
  • Brazil.
  • Chile.
  • Peru.
  • Uruguay.
  • Venezuela.
  • etc.

Source: Wikipedia


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Anonymous says...
[size=50]Jaime, Jaime, Jaime, Jaime, Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, Anonymous US, Anonymous US, Anonymous US, Anonymous US, [/size]!!!
16th February 2017 7:44pm
Anonymous says...
test
16th February 2017 4:13pm
Anonymous says...
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Amer</title>
</head>
<body>

<h1>Heading of AMER</h1>
<p>America=USA

<B>

America=USA

</B>

</p>

</body>
</html>
16th February 2017 4:11pm
Mark (Australia) says...
The website reminds me of the artwork 'This is not America' done by Alfredo Jaar done in 1987.

http://artfcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/alfredo-jaar-this-is-not-america.jpg
10th January 2017 9:22pm
Lennart (Sweden) says...
A less known fact about Amerigo Vespucci (Americus) is that he was christened Alberigo. He chose to change his name to Amerigo after his voyages to honour a place where he had been, called "Amerique". Waldseemüller did not know this. Why Vespucci called it Amerique is not known, but we know that Vespucci never went to North America or even claimed to have gone there. There are two major theories: 1, that Vespucci got the name from John Cabot's English expedition that had landed ... Read More
30th September 2016 6:50pm
Morgan (US) says...
What? The Bermudas are in Central America? Strange! Maybe you mean "Barbados". Then again, this entire site is permeated with errors, both factual and in the English.
28th September 2016 1:50am
Anonymous says...
Add 2 site : an american is not NECESARILY from usa
18th May 2016 12:19pm
Anonymous says...
can be from South america, middle america, & usa
18th May 2016 12:23pm
AnonymousOne (US) says...
The original name for this country is "The United States of America". This was included in the Articles of Confederation. They use the word style, which meant what it was called, but say that the name is "The United States of America". They even put the whole name in quotes to avoid some confusio .
5th May 2016 1:49am
capleri (Mexico) says...
Since the United States is a generic (non-specific.) name, this is the reason Americans have expropriated the name of the entire continent for themselves. Doesn't make it right though.
15th April 2016 10:00am
Eli (US) says...
"just to fit the one ****** country..." Actually that is incorrect. The US of A never named itself, the name of this nation comes from the declaration of Independence, and, as later repeated in the Constitution. The name of this nation as written on the declaration of independence reads 'THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION of the thirteen UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'. Clearly, this is a designation NOT a name. The designation omitted the words 'in the continent of' after ... Read More
20th March 2016 1:41pm
Eli (US) says...
" just to fit the one ****** country..." Actually that is incorrect. The US of A never named itself, the name of this nation comes from the declaration of Independence, and, was later repeated in the Constitution. The name of this nation as written on the declaration of independence reads 'THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION of the thirteen UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'. Clearly, this is a designation NOT a name. The designation omitted the words 'in the continent of' after ... Read More
20th March 2016 1:37pm
Anonymous (Mexico) says...
has anyone ever heard of asias or africas. ridiculous to call america americas. retarded. just to fit the one stupid country that had to go and name itself after the whole thing. what crazy people.
19th January 2016 9:22pm
Anonymous says...
We say "Americas" because there are TWO continents: North & South. Asia is one continent, as is Africa, which is why their names are singular.
9th June 2016 8:47am
Anonymous (Spain) says...
As it is explained in the site, America is not formed by 2 continents. It is form by 3 SUBcontinents. In the same way Asia is formed by subcontinents like the Indian Subcontinent. Hence you should say either Americas and Asias or America and Asia
13th October 2016 1:02am
Anonymous (Chile) says...
Yeah, we're Americans too.
18th January 2016 2:13pm
Gina (US) says...
I like this site. My only beef is that not all the countries of Central and South America are listed; you list some and then say, "etc."
6th January 2016 7:36pm
Anonymous (US) says...
You have to remember that different areas of the world teach differently. If you say that everyone who calls the US "America" is instantly an idiot and wrong you are ignoring the validity of their entire education. It goes the same way, however, and anybody who say that America is one continent split into three subcontinents is a retard is equally ignorant. Maybe, here's an idea: let people call it whatever the ***** they want. It's all relative to the way you have been ... Read More
11th November 2015 7:14am
Anonymous (US) says...
My apologies. I meant to say "anybody who says that people who think America is one continent split into three subcontinents are retards, is equally ignorant."
11th November 2015 7:16am
Anonymous says...
"In my school they taught me that North America and South America are two different continents so I shall continue to treat it as such." And that's fine, America is one continent to some people and it's two continents for others.
25th November 2015 6:56pm
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