USA is not America

The beginnings of the name America

About America

America is land in the Western hemisphere, also known as the New World. America cover 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area) and contain about 13.5% of the human population (about 900 million people).

America can be sub-divided in three subcontinents: North America, Central America and South America.

North America

  • Canada.
  • Greenland.
  • United Mexican States.
  • United States of America.

Central America

  • Cuba.
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica.
  • Panama.
  • etc.

South America

  • Argentina.
  • Bolivia.
  • Brazil.
  • Chile.
  • Peru.
  • Uruguay.
  • Venezuela.
  • etc.

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

The 2nd paragraph should actually say โ€ฆ

โ€œAmerica is sub-divided into four divisions: North America, Central America, South America and Caribbean America (also known as Insular America)โ€.

Then the list of the divisions and their countries or territories should look like this:

Northern America

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ Bermuda (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Greenland (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒ Saint Pierre and Miquelon (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ United Mexican States (aka) Mexico (a country)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America (aka) United States (a country)

Central America

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Clipperton Island (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El Salvador (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama (a country)

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

South America

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil (a country)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile (a country)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Falkland Islands (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ French Guiana (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท Suriname (a country)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela (a country)

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

Caribbean America (aka) Insular America

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Anguilla (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and Barbuda (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ Aruba (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ British Virgin Islands (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba (a country)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ Curaรงao (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominica (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต Guadeloupe (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ Martinique (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ Montserrat (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Navassa Island (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑ Saint Barthรฉlemy (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia (a country)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Saint Martin (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and Grenadines (a country)

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago (a country)

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ Turks and Caicos Islands (a territory)

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ U.S. Virgin Islands (a territory)

Setsuko(United States)says...

Bermuda, a British overseas territory, and saint pierre and miquelon, an overseas collectivity of france are also in North America.

Setsuko(United States)says...

greenland is not a nation in its own right

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

Someone named Mike Smith has commented on โ€ฆ /blog/2017/01/30/ united-statesian-why-americans-are-called-americans/

He said โ€ฆ The only reason the United States is of America, is because America is the name of the New World. Which evident in your writing you subscribe to not acknowledging. Because to do so, is to explicitly admit that Americans are not just the people in the United States but the rest of the western hemisphere, America. What you try to guise is by suffixing an S as the America+s.

United States is not a form of government, it is the name of the Union itself. And "of America" is a post-postional adjective alluding to its geographical location. The form of government is Federal, Presidential, Constitutional and Republic. Which is what if you were at all honest be comparing to pre-positional adjective "Peoples Republic" in China's long form name.

(โ€ฆ to be continued)

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

(Continued โ€ฆ)

Furthermore, the only reason U.S. Americans do this is to confuse people in trying to advance an argument for calling themselves by the term American. United States is to the United States of America as Mexico is to the United Mexican States. United Statesian is to the United States as Mexican is to Mexico.

U.S. Americans distorted geography of the continent America, simply to misrepresent the term American and disenfranchise the rest of the American continent. But we are all Americans from Greenland to Chile.

There is nothing more to it than that. That's the U.S. motivated reasoning.

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

Hi All! This may be a better link of the website address โ€ฆ united-statesian-why-americans-are-called-americans/

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

The comment above may as well be downvoted. (After clicking the link, it loaded up with error).

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

It amazes me how the link above proves me wrong after clicking on it a 2nd time!

It only loaded up with error when I clicked it the 1st time. You can pretty much browse all of the Language Trainers Articles from that link though!

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

This is my 2nd attempt to have a better link of the website address โ€ฆ -why-americans-are-called-americans/

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

Hi All! The link above will take you to the exact blog that I have been reading Mike Smithโ€™s comment from!!!

(Although, one of the staff from Language Trainers has told me โ€ฆ โ€œDue to an upgrade in our web page - you cannot see comments temporally. We are working on solving the issueโ€).




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


USA is NOT America(Canada)says...
The Real and True American(Canada)says...


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


This page is awesome.

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


***This page is awesome.***

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

This is wonderful.

USA is NOT America(Canada)says...


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

I 100% AGREE with the final paragraph on Demonyms page as spoken: "We strongly believe that U.S. American is a fair demonym for the people of the United States of America; fair for them and fair for the continent inhabitants."

U.S. American is the MOST APPROPRIATE way to describe the USA's Demonym versus any other way (In My Opinion)!!! It helps let me know what everyone is referring to between the country and The Continent!!!

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


Betterthanyou(United States)says...

Websiteโ€™s premise is ***** and I can prove it. You say the US is not America because there are many important other countries also part of the American continents and these citizens are easily offended that we have claimed ourselves the one and only. But in fact, we are simply more interesting, important and better in every God damn way. Point in case you make this ridiculous website and write โ€˜etcโ€™ instead of all these ever so important counts also yearning to be called America. That how much better we are, that you and your lifeโ€™s mission couldnโ€™t even be bothered to google search the names of said countries. It appears even like you start to like pages with Argentina and gave up because you know that the US is America. And while Brazil would like to lie and tell the world they invented flight, the reality is we were walking on the ***** moon when these countries weโ€™re trying to figure out basic cable television and that is why the US is America.


what a truly American arrogance. That's how easy I could tell that you are "American". I feel it broh.

the real American people.

The greatest arrogance, that's why the call themselves "Americans".

You want to take it to yourself and that's why America is what it is.

Your greatest fulfillments are priceless but your arrogance drains the vibes.

Remember, your country is part "of America"

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

FALSE - You are NOT more interesting, NOT more important and NOT more better in every way possible. You are NOT BETTER than the 35 countries of AMERICA.

This website is NOT RIDICULOUS even though they should have written all the 35 names of the countries located in America without saying 'etc.'! All 35 of them ARE American whether you like it or not! Calling the USA country just 'America' is incorrect! It is NOT America but it is only part of America!

The CONTINENT IS WAY BIGGER and Better than your United States country!

You can Disagree with me if you want but PLEASE DO NOT reply back to me if you don't have anything nice to say, Thanks!


Resorting to the global influence argument might as well be considered admitting that you DON'T have any other argument to back your claim. That's like Germany, China and Nigeria each calling themselves after the continent they inhabit, and practically everyone recognize how ridiculous that would be.

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

Hi NotBetterThanAnyoneElse! I like your whole comment, but Iโ€™m just saying that you should have made your 2nd sentence a little better (as to where I have added the new words in capital letters) โ€ฆ

โ€œThat's like Germany, China, Nigeria AND FIJI each calling themselves after the continent they inhabit, IF THEYโ€™RE USING THOSE NAMES/DEMONYMS FOR THEIR NATIONALITY RATHER THAN THEIR CONTINENTAL IDENTITY, and practically everyone recognizes how ridiculous that would beโ€. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would also like to know, what country you are from (if possible).

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

This Websiteโ€™s Premise is NOT ***** as you say, and your name is a false one Mr. United Statesian. No country in the Western Hemisphere is yearning to be called America, but all countries/territories from Greenland and Canada to Chile and SGSSI are America/American!


Err pardon the typos.


Brett: The point is the Name of the country is "The United States OF American...not "The United American States" or any other English along with its "grandfather" languages such as Latin, etc context is everything being that the linguistics of the languages themselves are very contextual...& the Context of saying " The United States OF America" clearly states in the context of the U.S belonging to America it is a part of America though it is NOT America itself.

Brett(United States)says...

Seriously?! There is only one country in all of the American continents with the name America in it. At the same time, no one refers to the continents in the western hemisphere collectively as just America.

Saris Maria(United States)says...

Where did you find the assertion That noone calls the continent America? Please can you explain? Because as far as I remember from Mexico down to the Patagonia Argentina, the continent is known and taught as America.

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Amagawa Setsuko(United States)says...

That has nothing to do with the usage of the name America.

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