Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 4 weeks ago

why do we call Usa America?

Is not America a continent?

11 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    North America and South America are continents. Central America is geologically part of North America and not a continent.  North and South America are collectively called "The Americas". 

    The USA is the only country with "America" in its name. The citizens of no other country call themselves "Americans". 

    That is why we call the USA America and refer to citizens of the USA as being Americans. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    no america is part of canada 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Short for United States of AMERICA.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because it’s short for “United States Of America” it’s the same as why we would call the “United Kingdom” as UK

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  • R K
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    when most people refer to America, they are usually talking about the US.

  • 4 weeks ago

    America is actually the name of a 2-continent landmass chain. The only corollary would be Eurasia.

    • Lunchlumps4 weeks agoReport

      Well you seem to be part of the English-speaking world, and since nobody in the English speaking world uses the word America properly, you must be using it incorrectly.  Why do you do it?  

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because that's the name of the owner. Wait what?????

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    What does this have to do with elections

  • 4 weeks ago

    America is not a continent. North America and South America are continents. The US is called America because it's short for United States of America. It's like a nickname. And no other country has the word America in its title.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, there is no continent called America.

    Did you ever go to school?

    • ciaociaio4 weeks agoReport

      Yes, In my country America is not only Usa, I am talking about all continent america sorry for that

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