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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24th Jul, 4:18 PM
Jesus Christ is depicted in many races. There are images of white Jesus, black Jesus, Chinese Jesus. It all depends on where you live and/or which church you go to.

24th Jul, 2:46 PM
Even Jesus Christ was imaged as white, blond, blue eyes, tall, and facially european, to be deemed acceptable by whites.

24th Jul, 2:41 PM
U.S. gringos psych is that of a child that can't help but want everything for its selve, and only for its self. Even something as pitiful as trying to elaborate and push a propaganda to its people and around the world in an effort to coopt the name of the continent of America. Named so in 1507.

24th Jul, 2:29 PM
The issue here isn't geography, the issue here is politics. The U.S. nationals want the name America/American for their exclusive use. Don't forget, they are the center of the world. And the rest of us may technically be Americans, but they are "Real" Americans. Cause we all know that if they say the sky is yellow, it is. It they say this or that is theirs, it is. We should appreciate, and be so lucky, that they let us live in rest of the continent of America. You know, their native land. I'm sorry, The name America/American is theirs.

24th Jul, 2:20 PM
What is North America north of ? America. What is South America south of ? America. What is America? The continent. What is North and South America? subcontinental regions of America.

24th Jul, 2:18 PM
America/American are people of the new world, named so by Martin Waldseemuller in 1507. North, and South America are subcontinental regions of the continent of America.

24th Jul, 12:34 PM
"landm*censored*es" Now... This is funny (ridiculous)

24th Jul, 12:31 PM
The Americas, or America, also known as the New World, are the combined continental landm*censored*es of North America and South America >> Demonym: American, New Worlder, and Pan-American. (And just stop being stupid.)

24th Jul, 12:20 PM
"how can i become a sitizen of american continent so i be able to travel all over my continet" RE: You can start by learning to spell ...Then we'll see what we can do for you.

24th Jul, 6:13 AM
QUOTE "you've labelled your map wrong. It shouldn't say "America". It should say "The Americas" or "North and South America". It's two continents, not one. And, for the love of god, don't ever call a Canadian or a Mexican "American"." May I say that in the European history books it says AMERICA, the continent, i dont know what propaganda you have in the US, continent Americas, wtf

24th Jul, 6:09 AM
Americans, which Americans? Mexicans? Canadians? Ahh these "Americans", US is so arrogant thinking that its citizens are owning the continent,i hope when US goes bankrupt from the debt, they change their name and nationality like everyone else accordingly!

22nd Jul, 10:35 PM
North America (Northern of AMERICA), Central and South America (Southern of AMERICA) got their names from AMERICA as the WHOLE, the domain name, the root. That's why currently they have these names. AMERICA already existed as the name given for a CONTINENT for the NEW WORLD since 1507. In other words 3 CENTURIES BEFORE!!! a country name United States OF AMERICA, because it is located in the AMERICAN CONTINENT, most clearly at the Northern or North AMERICA. That's the reason why you are North American. like Canadians and Mexicans. If your vernacular, and misconceived cultural idea about what is the real origin and true about America have been distorted and makeup to own a name that never have belonged to your country, and disseminating an "idiom" about that. That is an informal and just a an idiom divulged for your culture to pretend owns a name that officially doesn't belong for any country, because is the name given for origin for a Continent. History never is out of fashion, what is written by history and cartography, just is not respected by ignorant like you, and no one has the right to distorted. Deal with it.

20th Jul, 4:58 PM
There's no country called the United States of KKK

20th Jul, 4:20 PM
America/American is the named coined for the continent/people of the New World by Marth Waldseemuller in 1507.

20th Jul, 4:19 PM
jAmerica/American is the named coined for the continent/people of the New World by Marth Waldseemuller in 1507.

20th Jul, 4:16 PM
20th Jul, 12:06 Americas is plural for the country states of the continent of America.

20th Jul, 4:13 PM
20th Jul, 12:06 PM The map is correct. America is the continent. South and North of America are the subcontinental regions of America. America is a continent, not the United States of KKK

20th Jul, 12:06 PM
you've labelled your map wrong. It shouldn't say "America". It should say "The Americas" or "North and South America". It's two continents, not one. And, for the love of god, don't ever call a Canadian or a Mexican "American".

20th Jul, 8:19 AM
Thank you. The U.S. has had this problem for too long. Good point on the African argument. The same can be said for Europe as well. The intelligence of the people in the U.S. has dropped. All you idiots that argue this false need more schooling. Maybe we should open up full immigration again; the gene pool is getting shallow.

19th Jul, 2:10 PM
You're acting like "America" is some sort of ancient word that the Natives used to refer themselves and the land. They didn't. They refered to themselves by their tribal name.

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