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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The Teachersays...

United Statian settler-law attempts to...

Pelaez L., Alan (April 2020). Harvard University, Cambridge.

The Teachersays...



The Chinese so far a winning more gold than the United Statians. Times are changing.

Andy or Andreasays...

Here I upload a link for a google drive folder that contain a list of 118+ languages and how is US and America called in that language, it also contains counter-argument for fallacies, and a list of legal docs like passports (for evidence that the US is the only country that doesn't have a nationality in its passport.

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

Hi! I have opened up Microsoft Word, went to the Review tab and then pressed on Translate. I pressed Translate Selection, said From English and then went through all languages in the 'To' section! So America is (spelled) …

America - in the languages of English, Hmong Daw, Italian, Latvian, Romanian and Welsh!

Ameerika - in the language of Estonian!

Amèrica - in the language of Catalan!

América - in the languages of Portuguese and Spanish!

Amerik - in the language of Haitian Creole!

Ameríka - in the language of Icelandic!

Amerîka - in the language of Kurdish (Northern)!

Amerika Syarikat - in the language of Malay!

Amerikë - in the language of Albanian!

Amerikka - in the language of Finnish!

Amérique - in the language of French!

Amérique du Nord - in the language of French (Canada)!

Ameryka - in the language of Polish!

'ampaS - in the language of Klingon (Latin)!

Meiriceá Meiriceá - in the language of Irish!

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

America is also (spelled) …

‘Amelika - in the language of Tongan!

Amerika - in the languages of Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Fijian, Filipino, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Māori, Norwegian, Querétaro Otomi, Samoan, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Turkish and Yucatec Maya!

Amerike - in the language of Serbian (Latin)!

Amepnka (some of the letters are written a little differently) - in the languages of Bulgarian, Kazakh, Russian and Ukrainian!

Amepnka , Amepnka - in the language of Serbian (Cyrillic)!

Châu My (a ‘~’ is written above the ‘y’) - in the language of Vietnamese!

That is all of them according to Microsoft Word!

Andy or Andreasays...

Be careful Amerika Syarikat is not the continent is the US. Chau My is the equivalent of "The" America's'. My is just America.

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

Lol, and don’t forget that ‘America’ is also not the continent but the U.S. according to the majority of English people.

As you said, “Amerika Syarikat is not the continent is the US.”, it just proves … the people of that language have given the wrong definition of “America” in their language.

I understand that “Chau My is the equivalent of "The" America's'. My is just America.” … but don’t forget “The America's” is still referring to “America” (the 1 or 2 continents). So in that language, “Chau My” are still “My” for the correct definition. Otherwise, the definition they have given for America in their language is made up of ignorance.

So tell me, what is the point of you telling me to “Be Careful” … as we tell many people every day that “The Americas” are forever “America” in English (or any language)?


David, were you born in the United States or did you become United Statian through naturalization?


I guess he is a native United Statian. I remember having read that like a year ago.


Captain America, that’s a lot of words just to tell us what we already know. Of course ‘America’ is not the official name of the country. Nobody here is arguing that it’s the official name. It’s a common name for the USA. That’s a fact too.


Is one of your “facts” that common names don’t exist? Only official names exist? Don’t be silly.

Captain America(United States)says...

Please explain.

Captain America(United States)says...

David, that's not many words to make a convincing argument. Which shouldn't even be an argument, debate, discussion, etc., at all. This is a simple topic that doesn't require much thought. The 'ISSUE' & SOLUTION lies in the name. Unless it's simply out of laziness and certain individuals are shortening up the U.S.A. after the word 'OF'. Then that requires NO brain power. That's where your "common name" probably comes from and the fact associated to it. Which is CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS chose/choose to do this.

AMÉRICA is NOT a common name for the United States of AMÉRICA, in AMÉRICA.


By “certain individuals” you mean the billions of people, who speak many different languages, who refer to the US as ‘America’, right?

And it’s ‘America’ in English, not ‘América’. And it’s ‘America’ without an accent mark on the Waldseemüller map.

Captain America(United States)says...

By certain individuals I mean the ones acquire the traits I list, that's who. They put themselves in those categories when it comes down to it. In AMÉRICA, América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation.

Captain America(United States)says...

To counter your 'argument' of "the billions of people....", in AMÉRICA, there are over 1 billion of Americans. Around 330 million of those Americans are U.S. Citizens. Out of those 330 million, how many do you think don't classify AMÉRICA as a country and U.S. Citizens as the ONLY Americans? I wonder what the numbers would be regarding Team AMÉRICA vs the america callers. You'd might be surprised.

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

The one thing that I will tell you Captain America is … this David guy that said “Is one of your “facts” being that common names don’t exist? Only official names exist? Don’t be silly.” right in front of you is what I call the ANNOYING DAVID of this entire website!

He is the most annoying commenter on this site because …

1. He makes the most stupid comments!

2. He said at least 8 months ago …

“I win and you lose” or “I win the game show” or

“Accept reality and deal with it, simpletons. You lose this game show game.”

… in front of many of us! (He calls us many negative things a lot of times).

3. He never wants to accept that logic works in all languages and that America is América (the same definition - which is referring to all 35 countries of the New World - no matter what language it is that everyone speaks)!

So I will look forward to seeing you EDUCATE ANNOYING DAVID a lot!

Go Captain America Go!!! I am cheering you on!!! :D


David or Morgan or Facts are Facts is the same individual, he or she or "they" are laughingstock in this forum, this best you can do is report them.

Captain America(United States)says...

When it come to International Sporting Events like World Cups or The Olympics, there's no team named or called 'Team America'. The only Team AMÉRICA I know of is a 1st Division futból team in Mexico and the puppets from the movie "Team America : World Police". Anyone who watched the movie and is bright enough, knows what the movie means down to the title.

The Red Ring represents AMÉRICA, NOT the U.S.A.

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

Hi Captain America!

I may be wrong but I’m assuming that you are the one from YouTube that is named “DJDIAZ001”. Is that correct?

Captain America(United States)says...

Yes. Have we interacted in one of the comment sections?

Captain America(United States)says...

DJ Diaz on the 1's & 2's. Tearin' up the wheels of steel. Representing the Latin Freestyle Community all the way from Detroit, Michigan. Can I assume who you might be?

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

Sure! Go ahead and tell me … which person do you assume I might be from YouTube?

I will give you a hint if you fail! :D

Captain America(United States)says...

You're initials are C L?

Captain America(United States)says...

*Your initials are C L? Not Craigslist, Haha

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...

My initials are C L and not Craigslist! Correct!

What’s next? :D

Captain America(United States)says...

When you become a "legal" resident of this, fake, fictitious, mythical country y'all want to call AMERICA, the "naturalization" papers DO NOT read "American Citizen". Doesn't exist. It reads "U.S. CITIZEN".

When you apply for a passport in the States, the application does NOT read "Application for American Passport". When you get that passport, you guessed it, it reads "U.S. PASSPORT". If you decide to travel to the mythical country of AMÉRICA, you might get lost and who knows, you might find the Lost Continent of Atlantis or the actual Continent of AMÉRICA.

Our military branches are NOT named the American Coast Guard, American Air Force, American Space Force, American Navy, American Marines, American Army, etc., etc.. They DON'T exist. They are the U.S. ARMY, U.S. NAVY, U.S. MARINES, etc..

Captain America(United States)says...

As Washington’s generation well knew, the United States didn’t cover the whole of the Americas. Hence their use of other names: the United States, the Republic, the Union. 16th century Europeans referred to the 'New World' as AMÉRICA and their inhabitants as AMERICANS. The name AMÉRICA existed almost 270yrs before the United States of AMÉRICA existed. The U.S.A. hasn't changed the name in 245yrs. The Continent's name hasn't changed in 515yrs.

These are ALL FACTS, non-biased statements. There's anecdotal evidence but I wouldn't consider it. The following are still OFFICIAL TERMS.


‘America’ originally referred only to South America. The word doesn’t refer to just one thing. Get your facts straight.

Captain America(United States)says...

Correct, AMÉRICA use to refer to the area where Brasil is now at one point. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Shoot, you just gave me an idea. Instead of naming my boy Turok, I'm going to name him Américo.

Captain America(United States)says...

The words United Colonies were used by the Congress when it appointed George Washington as commander in chief in June 1775. The abbreviation U.S.A. had its origins as a way that government inspectors approved official gunpowder. The army needed to have inspectors verify that gunpowder met standards, and it stamped “U.S.A.” on the casks as a mark, starting in August 1776. Some people were using America at the time, but not globally. George Washington didn’t use the word in his first inaugural address or in his farewell address. He called his country the United States or he called it the Union, NEVER AMERICA. He did so for a reason, “these epithets equally belong to Labrador(Canada) and Paraguay and their natives.”

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