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?

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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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Andreasays...

@Mrs. Anonymous unfortunately wikipedia is obnoxious: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_America_(United_States)

>:|

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Meso America is not in the middle of the United States but in the middle of America the continent

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

America Central means that portion of America that is located in its center! Not in the USA!

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

And yet another one from Wiki: This one is Nicaragua's coat of arms and it says America Central: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Nicaragua#/media/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Nicaragua.svg

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

By the way to those who don't know, America Central or Central America is not, I repeat is NOT in the middle of the United States!

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

I know the issue with Wiki but it was the easiest picture to upload. This is from El Salvador's coat of arms which it clearly says in America Central: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escudo_de_El_Salvador#/media/Archivo:Coat_of_arms_of_El_Salvador.svg

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Why separate the one continent America? For what reason? Why one country took the name of the continent?

Sebassays...

I think that's just fine. You could name all countries after the continent as well. Costa Rica of America, Argentina of América, Guatemala of América, Chile of América, Panamá of América, Venezuela of América, and so on...

But it is actually obvious, so no need to be redundant like our Northern American neighbors.

Andreasays...

Exatly it could be a similar case as Uruguay or Venezuela: República Oriental del Uruguay and República Bolivariana de Venezuela. I say that Central American countries should had left the Central America part in their name. Example: República Centroamericana de Costa Rica. That at least could have helped in the fallacy of "USA is the only country that contains the word with america in it."

Fun fact some Central American countries that were part of the Central American nation have in their National Emblems or Coat of Arms or flag the words AMERICA CENTRAL in them.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Yes its true, countries in Central America use C.A.(Centro America) after their name ex: Honduras, C.A. And as you stated the flags of many Central American countries do include America Central in it. In some coins and bills they do use America Central or Centro America.

americansays...

Shouldn't the USA be referred to as the US and not America?

https://www.quora.com/Shouldnt-the-USA-be-referred-to-as-the-US-and-not-America

Andreasays...

Who is the admin of this site. I wish that we could edit this page in order to prevent the lost of all that facts that are lost in the long threads. And eliminate all information from Wikipedia as it is a misingforming biased page.

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

1,501 people have signed now …

https://change.org/americacontinent

Alfredosays...

Wooohooo! =D

Ben(Mexico)says...

Is it correct to call the United Statians as the "Americans"?

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-correct-to-call-the-United-Statians-as-the-Americans

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

it is correct since the United States is in the continent of America as it is also correct to call a Costa Rican, a Venezuelan, or a Mexican American too. We are all Americans because we are all from the continent of America! The United States does not have a true good name and so they use the continent's name but that does not mean others in the continent are not Americans too.

Alfredosays...

I think "the" makes the different in such question. So no, it is not correct that way.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

But if it is meant as a person from the country of the U.S. it is incorrect since they are from the United States and not just from America, and the name usually used to denote people from the United States is Estado unidense. They are all from the United States. That is the name chosen by the founding fathers and added "America" because they were adamant in differentiating this new country from Europe or the British!



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