USA is not America

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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Anonymous says...
Such an informative site just goes to show why I love America.
Yesterday 9:54pm
Anonymous (Brazil) says...
America = The Americas = North America + Central America + South America = The New World
28th November 2015 4:39pm
Anonymous says...
I see that this site is getting back to normal. There was a period of some almost good and reasonable discussion, followed by a quiet period, but now we're back to the blanket declarations and insults. You kids have too much time on your hands over Thanksgiving weekend or what?
28th November 2015 5:57am
Anonymous (US) says...
This is stupid you grammar nazi
27th November 2015 11:18pm
Anonymous says...
We should be called "Staters", to be correct
27th November 2015 4:48pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
So people from the US are United Staters? Columbus, the person who supposedly founded America, never set foot in what is today the United States. Oh and there are two continents called America;North and South. The countries of Central America are part of North America, geographicly speaking.
26th November 2015 8:54pm
Anonymous (US) says...
People living in the U.S are U.S citizens, people living in America (The Americas) are American.
26th November 2015 9:36pm
Anonymous (US) says...
People from the US are United States citizens, as it specifically says in the US Constitution. Anything else is not official. And Columbus was not the first person who founded the land that became known as America.
27th November 2015 4:39am
Anonymous says...
Bunch of third world aholes attempting to discredit the United States. No on cares about this. I live in the United States, I am an American. If you live in Mexico you are not an American you are a Mexican. Tough luck for the idiots trying to change reality and history.
26th November 2015 11:09am
Anonymous (Canada) says...
You don't have to like it you ignorant sheep, the U.S is located in America and you can do nothing to change that :)
And by the way, Canada and Latin European countries are not third world countries you uneducated fool.
26th November 2015 12:04pm
Anonymous says...
Shut the ***** up you ignorant yankee. Don't show your ignorance here. Go educate yourself. If you live in the United States you are US citizen. A Mexican is Mexican and American at the same time,(MEXICO IS IN AMERICA you idiot) just like all people in the American continent are all Americans, learn this once and for all!!!
27th November 2015 12:48am
Anonymous says...
LMAO, exactly.
27th November 2015 3:45am
Anonymous says...
So let me get this straight: you said that if a person lives in the United States, they are American? So I guess non-citizens living in the US are Americans then too. And I'll ask you the same question I've asked many times before: where is a law that specifically says that US citizens are officially called American by nationality? Please show me. If you can't then don't bother replying.
27th November 2015 4:30am
Anonymous (US) says...
I purposely call the U.S. "America" when speaking to Canadian acquaintances just to get under their skin. "The States" sounds so stupid. I'd settle for The U.S. but I say American on purpose. Passive aggressiveness at it's finest, folks!
28th November 2015 9:52pm
Anonymous says (Colombia) says...
When you are in another country outside USA and people asked ; Were are you from? And you say Im from America do you have an idea how ignorant you sound.
Today 2:32am
darth vader (US) says...
what the *****
25th November 2015 1:55am
Anonymous (US) says...
23rd November 2015 1:59pm
Anonymous (US) says...
The people from the United States of North America are North American.Everyone from the continents are Americans,people just have to specify from which America. The people (for example) from Mexico are Central American including the Caribbean islands. And the people from Colombia,Venezuela,etc are called South American. It's that simple!
20th November 2015 6:50am
Anonymous says...
1.- It's the United States of America, not of North America. And yes, the U.S is located in North America.

2.- Yes, everyone living in America / The Americas is American.

3.- Mexicans are North Americans, not Central Americans.
20th November 2015 11:01pm
Anonymous says...
Anonymous said:

"1.- It's the United States of America, not of North America. And yes, the U.S is located in North America."

I suggest you have a look at:

Casares, Julia
Dicionario Ideologico de la Lengua Espanola
Gustavo Gili S.A.
Barcelona, 1990

"Estados Unidos del America del Norte"
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