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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25th Apr, 6:40 PM
The United States []

25th Apr, 6:28 PM
America/American since 1507

25th Apr, 6:27 PM
America/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507

25th Apr, 6:26 PM
According to what History and Cartography demonstrate. "Real American" are all those people from the Northern (North America), the Central (Central America) and the Southern (South America). Like it or not that's the absolute true. Everything else is just a vernacular misconception, some colloquial short name for a convenience, and makeup to take over a name that doesn't belong for any country and never has belonged for any country in the world. America exists since 1507 as the domain name for all the western hemisphere or new world. History never is out of fashion and nobody has the right to fake it! []

25th Apr, 6:26 PM
24th Apr, 11:54 AM You should really learn the history of the United States, include the civil war era. You seem to have a pseudo understanding of what constitutes facts, and history. You don't really care, what you have is the idea that your are entitled to the name of the continent of America and the demonym American. And no matter how much facts and logic are presented you, it won't matter. Simply the mention of north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, latin AMERICA etc.. would be sufficient hint for anyone not retarded, or honestly interested in the truth to acknowledge the obvious.

25th Apr, 6:17 PM
25th Apr, 4:58 PM to be precise that you are speaking about someone from the United States, you can say U.S. American. When it becomes offensive is when someone from the U.S. claims to be a "Real" American, as oppose to Latin Americans, Canadians. etc.. which are Americans also

25th Apr, 4:58 PM
so what about the adjective "American"? It's rather awkward to say "United Statesian"... what should it be?

24th Apr, 1:24 PM
So, how is it that your map where there is only two continents, north america and south america is not being used by popular news in the U.S.? but instead they go by what the rest of the world accepts wihich is the original historical fact that these people are coming from the middle of America the continent and that is from Central America.

24th Apr, 1:22 PM
So now there are refugees coming from Central America and why is it that the news do not call them Northamericans??? Double standards. Because they are from Central America not North America...because it is one America and central is the middle of AMerica the continent.

24th Apr, 1:19 PM
Estado unidense that is your name in Spanish. Brazilians dont need a visa to live in America, the continent because Brazil is already in AMerica

24th Apr, 1:16 PM
Ah, so England is not in Europe? According to your way of thinking if the land is separated then is a different continent? Look you are not the ones naming the continents, it was done prior to your country becoming a country...

24th Apr, 1:15 PM
Brazilians are Americans because Brazil is in the continent of America...the name was coined and written on a map right where Brazil is today...U.S. was but a line in the original maps.

24th Apr, 1:12 PM
Even if there were a barely connection between lands such as Panama, the new world was accepted as one continent even if not connected for example Greenland...Still part of America not connected though.

24th Apr, 1:10 PM
Central America does exists and it is not part of North America...that is an invention from the U.S.

24th Apr, 1:09 PM
America is one continent. Those maps you talk about are propbably made up by the U.S or Brittain. One America, three subdivisions North Central and South but one continent only

24th Apr, 12:12 PM
24th Apr, 7:24 AM Brazilians are not Americans. If they tried to enter America, they wouldn't be allowed unless they have a visa.

24th Apr, 12:10 PM
24th Apr, 6:45 AM The Americas is not an invention. Look at a map and you'll see North America and South America are two continents that barely connect with each other like how Asia and Africa are two continents that barely connect with each other. There are seven continents in the world. []

24th Apr, 11:58 AM
24th Apr, 6:43 AM What about other South African countries such as Botswana and Namibia? They are also South African countries but they don't have a problem with people using South Africa for the country just like you shouldn't have a problem with people using America for the country.

24th Apr, 11:54 AM
24th Apr, 9:13 AM They never were an independent state. They tried to secede but they lost the war.

24th Apr, 9:16 AM
FYI an Independent state is a country.

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