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.

Source: Wikipedia

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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 … /blog/2017/01/30/ united-statesian-why-americans-are-called-americans/

He said … 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.

(… to be continued)

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

(Continued …)

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 … 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 … -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 Smith’s comment from!!!

(Although, one of the staff from Language Trainers has told me … “Due to an upgrade in our web page - you cannot see comments temporally. We are working on solving the issue”).




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


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


Betterthanyou(United States)says...

Website’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 ‘etc’ instead of all these ever so important counts also yearning to be called America. That how much better we are, that you and your life’s mission couldn’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 we’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.


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.

BRIAN GRAHAM(United States)says...

Has anyone ever heard Mexico being referred to as the United Mexican States? Even Nieto said MEXICO would not pay for that ***** wall! Who is this Mexico he is referring to?

Jayden Hill(United States)says...

nieto literally means grandchild

Sensible panda(UK)says...

Mexico is not a name of a continent. America is. Therefore, using the name america to refer to one country only is misguided. Invent a name for the US that's more fortunate. I'm calling it Usonia and people who live in it Usonians.

Spirit of '76(United States)says...

Yeah, and America -- as in USA -- is a country older than all others on the American continents. We've been called Americans by ourselves and by the rest of the world since the beginning. As per Wikipedia:

The United States of America declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, thus becoming the first independent, foreign-recognized nation in the Americas and the first European colonial entity to break from its mother country.

It's easy if you try. Americans are a nationality, the USA, and we have been Americans longer than the rest of the inhabitants have even been countries.

Spirit of '76(United States)says...

rest of the inhabitants of the American continent/s.

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

No one cares about USA history (whether it comes from Wikipedia or yourself).

Americans cannot be a nationality, it has nothing to do with the USA, and you people haven’t been Americans longer than the rest of the inhabitants of the 2 American continents. Your country did not invent the name America after all.

America is 2 continents and they are bigger than 1 country. Americans are the identity of 2 continents, North America and South America, and South Americans have been Americans longer than your country of United States since America was originally the name that was given to the continent (back in 1507) - now known as South America today.

Spirit of '76(United States)says...

You don't care about American history, at any rate. Too busy being envious, I suppose. Or maybe you just don't like facts. Those of us who live here, were born here, and whose ancestors founded the place, do care. I've tried to keep it simple for you, but one more time. Citizens of the USA are Americans in two senses, 1) They are citizens of a country called America, and 2)they are more broadly inhabitants of a continent/s called North America or simply America. When you ask anyone in the world who is an American, an Ecuadoran, Chilean, Mexican or Canadian is not what comes to mind, and you know that the inhabitants of those latter countries consider themselves something other than Americans first. In the same way, someone in France is going to consider themselves as French before European. Human, are, have been, and will be, tribal in nature.

Again, Americans of the USA have been calling themselves Americans since our founding. We aren't going to stop.

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

Again, USA citizens can only be American in the 2-Continent sense but NOT in the nationality sense. I will take everything you say just as an excuse.

US people are gonna have to stop referring to their country as America and themselves as Americans because their country’s name isn’t America even though they have been calling their country that for over 200 years.

Thanks for trying to keep it simple for me though.

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