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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22nd Sep, 9:24 PM
what about "americans" im from Mexico and i live in this continent too, so that means that i am an american too right? whats the correct name for them?

22nd Sep, 8:41 PM
Colombia (Columbia in English) is another name for the New World. Colombia comes from Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus in English) who was the first major European to discover the New World. The Republic of Colombia took the name Colombia from everyone else.

22nd Sep, 7:57 PM
The U.S. nor any other country has the business to change the geographical position of another country. MesoAmerica is not part of North America. North America is not a continent. America is the continent and the middle of America is Central America.

22nd Sep, 7:23 PM
Republic of Honduras of Central America, Republic of Nicaragua of Central America. They are of Central America but none claim the name for their own only they share because all the Central American Republics are in Central America and meaning the middle of the American Continent.

22nd Sep, 8:20 AM
21st Sep, 11:32 PM You have nothing worth hearing to argue in your favor. America/American is the continent/people of the New World.

22nd Sep, 8:18 AM
21st Sep, 11:32 PM why not? Is Colombia the name of the continent?

21st Sep, 11:32 PM
Republic OF Colombia *OF* You can't use Colombian to describe your country, the Republic.

21st Sep, 11:00 PM
Bolivarian Republic OF Venezuela *OF* You can't use Venezuelan to describe your country, the Bolivarian Republic.

21st Sep, 8:09 PM
United states OF america so it's part of america you can use american to describe your continent but not your country

21st Sep, 8:03 PM
United states OF america *OF *

21st Sep, 12:38 PM
One can say there is a continent, a country, a federation etc. but the fact is that America had an owner before the United Colonies decided to included in their new name. America is the name of the continent and the U.S. can not take it away even after trying so hard by giving the continent other names like "Las Americas" or dividing it by North and South. America is the name of the Continent.

21st Sep, 11:38 AM
It is clear that the founders meant that the people were from the United States. One can not deny that by reading the preamble of the U.S. Constitution "We, the people of the United States" And it is not the America Constitution but the "U.S. Constitution" so yes it is the United States.

21st Sep, 11:36 AM
Before they adapted the name "United States" the name was "United Colonies" and that was the name no joke.

21st Sep, 9:50 AM
Don't say Australian either! Say "I'm a person from the Commonwealth of Australia." You see, parts of New Guinea and other countries are on the continent of Australia, those people are all Australian.

21st Sep, 12:05 AM
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20th Sep, 11:54 PM
Great Britain is the Island in which Wales, Scotland, and England are located. United Kingdom is the name of the country state which includes the territory of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland.

20th Sep, 11:47 PM
America/American is the continent/people of the New World.

20th Sep, 10:55 PM
So the State OF Qatar belongs to the Qatari Continent and it's just called the State. And the Bolivarian Republic OF Venezuela belongs to the Venezuelan Continent and it's just called the Bolivarian Republic. And the Federal Republic OF Germany belongs to the German Continent and it's just called the Federal Republic. And the Republic OF Chile belongs to the Chilean Continent and it's just called the Republic. That's not how country names work. The first part of a country's official name is a short description of it is (Republic, Federal Republic, Kingdom, United Kingdom, State, United States, Commonwealth, etc.) and then after "of" it's the country's place name.

20th Sep, 8:57 PM
These stupid gringos politicians have tried to own a name that never belonged to them, That's just an "idiom" in their culture. History, cartography proves that America already existed 3 centuries before their country. History is not a matter of fashion and never is out of fashion. History is respected and nobody has the right to distort or makeup for an stupid cultural convenience. Deal with it!!

20th Sep, 8:51 PM
Ayayay "Of" means belonging. The United States OF America, because it is one of the countries belonging tothe American Continent, Otherwise if you refers to "IN" your are talking about "Location". United States OF AMRICA because belogs to the American CONTINENT, WHY ?? Because it is located IN THE AMERICAN CONTINENT. More specifically in North America (Northern OF AMERICA), So, Watch, Learn and Shut up!!! [].

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