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 Real and True American(Canada)says...

LOL, I bet this is what you really said …

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holy hell

Heinrich Himler(Germany)says...

The retards on r/americabad can suck my *****, stupid ***** braindead amerimutt ***** LOL


me when i'm immature

Xander(United States)says...

I think we should call ourselves states. Not only does it sound pretty badass but it would also resolve this whole "USA ≠ America" thingy.


If U.S. Citizens were informed and accepted the term "U.S. American," their animosity towards acknowledging the continent of America would go away because there be no need to misrepresent United States as being one and same as America.

Xander(United States)says...

That doesn't relate at all to what I said but ok.

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

Since you have not replied to me, I will argue that you really are a resident of the Old World! 🙂


In United States and elsewhere, people have come to actually believe that they can cancel what is genuinely a gender. That they can redefine what constitutes a gender in effort to cancel out the fact that there are only two genders. Arguing that language evolved and dictates that their new set of "Facts" replace genuine facts. In hopes I guess to further the idea that people born male and female who have relations with trans women and trans men respectively are having relations with real women and men hence not homosexuals.

Delusions, bring this up only because this is nature of the U.S. led campaign against the American continent and its people. Believing that the entire world is as simpleminded as led on by most of their own population, that some how placing adjectives North, Central, South and Latin before the name America and term American confuses us and opens for them the opportunity to appropriate the continent's name America and continental term American.

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

Are you a resident of Europe, Asia or Africa?


The country is called "The United States of America" and is abbreviated "United States", "America", "US", "The States" and "USA".

The use for nationality of the word "American" is more difficult to defence, but in the english language the words for the continental what they use are "South American" and "North American".


LOL The U.S. led campaign against what is genuinely America and American is not compelled by the English language.

Fact is United States was founded in the continent/hemisphere named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, America. Hence the long form name United States of America. North America/American and South America/American are to America as North Europe/Europeans are to Europe. U.S. Americans are those Americans specifically from the United States.

The desire to cancel what's genuinely America and American doesn't negate what is qualified with the adjectives North and South, America and American.

Discover what's genuinely America and American:,0,2.539,0.877,0


Discover what's genuinely America and American:

Max Moreno(Colombia)says...

Los padres fundadores de los EEUU lo llamaron "Estados Unidos de América" porque los 13 estados que se unieron en un país se encontraban en el continente llamado América. Entonces, la palabra final América hace referencia a la ubicación del nuevo país, no al país que es América en sí mismo. En Colombia, como en muchos países de América Latina, las personas con alguna frecuencia se refieren a personas de los Estados Unidos como norteamericanos o "americanos", por esnobismo. No usan el término "estadounidenses" que sería el correcto. Pues los Colombianos como todos los nativos de un país localizado en el continente Americano son como consecuencia Americanos y con justa razón. Algunas veces, las personas que ya han estado en los Estados Unidos desean presumir usando la palabra "americano" en lugar de estodounidense, pero eso se mueve principalmente por el deseo de llamar la atención y presumir.


hace un tiempo encontré el artículo de un historiador estadounidense que confesaba que lo que se creó el 4 de julio de 1776 no fue "un" país, sino varios, por eso el nombre (Los Estados Unidos de América) es más parecido al de una institución continental que para una nación, o sea, pudo haber sido buen nombre para la actual Organización de Estados Americanos.

El nombre del artículo es "Why the U.S. has no name?", el historiador se llama David Tollen.


Discover what's genuinely America and American.

United States is of America not itself America. A genitive case "of America" is used to derive a long form name for the United States. It however does not make United States and America one and same simply because one wants to justify using the continental term American as if it were a nationality. American is everyone that's from that which is genuinely America, the Western Hemisphere. The adjective North, Central, South, Latin, Anglo, etc.. decorating the name America and term American, denote a particular subcontinental region/demographic/population of America/Americans etc.. . The New World / Continent Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering in 1492. Named America in honor of Amerigo Vespucci in 1507 by Waldseemuller and Ringmann. None of which set foot in what is today occupied by the United States.

Cap(United States)says...

this is not cap

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

Hahaha, I don’t understand what “cap” is supposed to be.


America is a name that is given to different things. This is done with many names. How is it incorrect? A lot of people say it’s incorrect to use America as a name for the USA. A lot of people say it’s incorrect because America can only name a continent. This isn’t true. America also names a country. A lot of people say that people who call the country America mistakenly think that the country is the whole continent. This is not true. In the Netherlands and the other parts of Europe where I have traveled I have never met a person who calls the US America and thinks that the country is the whole continent. I have also met many Americans. None of them think that the country is the whole continent. I think that some people don’t like that the country is called America so they make up a lot of false reasons to say that it is incorrect to call the country America. America is used to name many different things. Why do these people only complain when it names the US? It is not honest.

Anonymous(United States)says...

American is everyone that's from the American continent. The genitive "of America" is used to derive a long form name for the United States. As in

United States



Hence United States is of America not itself America. People like you like misrepresenting the United States as being one and same as America out of the need to justify misrepresenting the continental/generic term American as if it were a nationality. Once you get passed that you will come to terms with the fact that the correct/accurate term for citizens of the United States are follow:

U.S. Citizen

United Statesian

U.S. American

"The United States is not America and America is not the United States, in any careful use of language."

--George L Fox (1925).School and University in the United States. The Journal of Education and School World

Facts don't care about one's feelings.

Anonymous(United States)says...

edit: past that

Its me again(United States)says...

And how come people call Holland instead of the Netherlands and your people don't like it? See how easy it is to think twice about what you wrote? If you don't know the history of the continent of America try to learn it before you speak about a country using its name. America is not a country but a continent and the different States of the Union decided to get together to be stronger against Europeans like England and Spain etc. Then these United States used the name of the continent in which they formed this union to denote that they were no longer Europeans colonies but American from the American Continent.

Captain America(United States)says...

Sorry, there's NO country named America.

There IS a continent named America.

Very simple!

Mrs. Anonyomous(United States)says...

To have been conditioned! Sorry but America first and foremost stands for a continent and the name the United States uses as America is to denote where it is, thus the continent of America.

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