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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Americans estadounidensessays...

Si es un su idioma ¿CUAL ES EL PROBLEMAAA?!!! Nosotros en español tuvimos el acto de dignidad de reservar "americano" para América e inventamos la palabra "estadounidense" para su nacionalidad para cuando nos referimos a ellos en nuestro idioma!


So I can call you Faged when I speak English, because it is my language?

And I am used to do it, so you cannot complain.

Americans estadounidenses(Argentina)says...

your supposed ingenious answer is actually more boluda (stupid) than the supposed boludez (stupidity) that you wanted to imply that I had my answer


Ehhmmm... only you guys understand each other

Copying a fantastic post from the next page:

"Cultural complacency and unquestioning adherence to tradition are neither valid excuses nor productive tactics."

Dr. Xavier Marcó Del Pont


hilarious :D

thumbs up


"However, as the above explanations illustrate, there was a manipulative result that, undoubtedly, reached United Statians' minds - that bilingual education was a waste of time and public money".

Moraes, Marcia (1996). Bilingual Education: A Dialogue with the Bakhtin Circle. SUNY Press, 159 pages.

Lulu(United Arab Emirates)says...

When it is used to manipulate minds, of course, yes.




America and US America


"Close encounters of the third kind" (Ab. "Close encounters"

"Credence Clearwater Revival" (Ab. "Credence")

"The United States of America" (Ab. "United States" or "The States" or "America")


You just could leave because in reality you are not contributing to nothing, even you are dragging people with this kind of crab mentality.

Setsuko(United States)says...

"America" is not ab for "United States of America"


There is a recent twitter thread that compare what is Asia and what is not and it seem US people didn't know that Asia is not only China, SK and Japan.

And also many people did the same with what is America and what is not.


América = the Americas

americano = Pan American

Los Estados Unidos de América = Estados Unidos o America

estadounidense = American


The Real and True American(Canada)says...

Lol! What do you mean by saying Donate?

If you are from Argentina, why would you say ... United States of America is both United States and America for their abbreviation or the short version?

I would like to fix up what you said ...

America = The Americas = Pan America

American = Pan American = All people or things of the Americas

United States of America = USA = U.S.America = United States = The States

United States Demonym = United Statesian = U.S.American = United States Citizen


Its done


I believe that they commit an excess when they abbreviate "The United States of America" ​​as "America", when they could have done "US America". After all there is South Africa and they too have the name of the continent in their name, but not just calling themselves Africa.

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