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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sur de América(Argentina)says...

If I come from Argentina I cannot use the word American, then in Spanish Americans cannot use the word americano when speaking in our language, for them they have the word estadounidenses


What’s this lie that you are too scared to mention?

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Why do you call the continent "The Americas" when you accept that the continent's name is America? How did the USA get the name America?


how true is this? cheers to the owner of this webpage! (USA People is sometimes very dumb, don't trust me? search it up in youtube)


If Americans were as smart as Venezuelans they could live in a country like Venezuela that is managed by geniuses.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

It is not too far from becoming like Venezuela.


Venezuelans are Americans


In one sense, but not another.


Mexico, US and Canada are in Northern America


America is America in every language. Is it misused? Yes, of course.


Of course it isn’t misused.


Hahahaha this dumb Davi

Jack Daniel(United States)says...


sur de América(Argentina)says...

And as for the demonym, it seems to me more difficult to justify that they say Americans but in each language they decide to use it as they want, for us in Spanish and some other languages ​​"americano" is exclusively for the continental, what belongs to America and for the nationality of someone from the United States we have the word estadounidense. And for the continental in English they are South American or North American, and encompassing both Pan American.

sur de América(Argentina)says...

Now in english

I think this website is exaggerating, I know that they tell their country both the US and America and a friend who traveled it a lot told me that it is very popular among them to say The States, something that is not so well known abroad but that they say it as much as the other two


YES! This is what i've been trying to say! you are completely right.

sur de América(Argentina)says...

Creo que esta web exagera, yo se que ellos le dicen a su país tanto US, como America y una amiga que lo recorrió bastante me contó que es muy popular entre ellos decirle The States, algo que no es tan conocido en el exterior pero que lo dicen tanto como los otros dos.

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