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Why is United States called America?
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I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?


Dunno......I learned 5 I believe......geez...getting a headache.......it's been years...but euhm I don't count Antarctica you know......check wiki it's explained there....check the animated pic at the right while you're there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent
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Posted 6/24/08 , edited 6/24/08

QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?


Dunno......I learned 5 I believe......geez...getting a headache.......it's been years...but euhm I don't count Antarctica you know......check wiki it's explained there....check the animated pic at the right while you're there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, but seven areas are commonly regarded as continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
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Posted 6/24/08

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.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before


That would be because everyone calls it China.
Perhaps, The U.S.A. is like China when it comes to that.. Maybe before The U.S.A. became a republic it was just referred to as 'America' and the name stuck even after the name change.
This is just a thought since I don't care enough to look it up.


I had the same idea.....cuz it sounds really.....reasonable...?


Yet it's still ignored.


Oh i see yea its seven just that because of America north and America south


I think you picked the wrong story
Posted 6/24/08

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Its called America, because some dude after columbus took credit for find the america then they named it after him. Just learned that in history a few weeks ago


it's named after Amerigo Vespucci who,unlike Columbus, knew they had found a new continent. Columbus believed that the continent he found was 'India' till the day he died that's why native americans were called 'Indians.'


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yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


There are 2 continents and a shitload of countries in those continents. They refer to themselves as American like how people refer to themselves as 'European' or 'Asian'.


Its only one American continent but its divided in two south and north and central so its not two continents


.. The seven continents: Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America.
It's even in alphabetical order for you.
I learned this in the second grade ffs.
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Posted 6/24/08 , edited 6/24/08

tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


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Its called America, because some dude after columbus took credit for find the america then they named it after him. Just learned that in history a few weeks ago


it's named after Amerigo Vespucci who,unlike Columbus, knew they had found a new continent. Columbus believed that the continent he found was 'India' till the day he died that's why native americans were called 'Indians.'


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


There are 2 continents and a shitload of countries in those continents. They refer to themselves as American like how people refer to themselves as 'European' or 'Asian'.


Its only one American continent but its divided in two south and north and central so its not two continents


.. The seven continents: Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America.
It's even in alphabetical order for you.
I learned this in the second grade ffs.


rofl the problem with US schools is they don't teach World History or World Geography and if they do,it's usually about Canada or Pearl Harbour.
Posted 6/24/08

BboyJhin wrote:


tegweni wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


tegweni wrote:

.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before


That would be because everyone calls it China.
Perhaps, The U.S.A. is like China when it comes to that.. Maybe before The U.S.A. became a republic it was just referred to as 'America' and the name stuck even after the name change.
This is just a thought since I don't care enough to look it up.


I had the same idea.....cuz it sounds really.....reasonable...?


Yet it's still ignored.


Oh i see yea its seven just that because of America north and America south


The seven continents had nothing to do with my point.
The U.S.A. used to be a British colony.. They had an independence war? July 4th? Perhaps before they became The U.S.A. they were just called America.
Do I really need to repeat myself?
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Posted 6/24/08

h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?


Dunno......I learned 5 I believe......geez...getting a headache.......it's been years...but euhm I don't count Antarctica you know......check wiki it's explained there....check the animated pic at the right while you're there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, but seven areas are commonly regarded as continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.



while North and South America are sometimes recognized as one American continent
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Posted 6/24/08

QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?


Dunno......I learned 5 I believe......geez...getting a headache.......it's been years...but euhm I don't count Antarctica you know......check wiki it's explained there....check the animated pic at the right while you're there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, but seven areas are commonly regarded as continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.



while North and South America are sometimes recognized as one American continent


that's probably edited by an american,because in no other country does such a notion exist.
Posted 6/24/08

h4x0rz wrote:


tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


HitsuToushi wrote:

Its called America, because some dude after columbus took credit for find the america then they named it after him. Just learned that in history a few weeks ago


it's named after Amerigo Vespucci who,unlike Columbus, knew they had found a new continent. Columbus believed that the continent he found was 'India' till the day he died that's why native americans were called 'Indians.'


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


There are 2 continents and a shitload of countries in those continents. They refer to themselves as American like how people refer to themselves as 'European' or 'Asian'.


Its only one American continent but its divided in two south and north and central so its not two continents


.. The seven continents: Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America.
It's even in alphabetical order for you.
I learned this in the second grade ffs.


rofl the problem with US schools is they don't teach World History or World Geography and if they do,it's usually about Canada or Pearl Harbour.


LMFAO! Well, I didn't actually have them in alphabetical order anyway, not that it will be noticed anyway since they don't seem to teach English in The U.S.A. either.
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Posted 6/24/08

tegweni wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


HitsuToushi wrote:

Its called America, because some dude after columbus took credit for find the america then they named it after him. Just learned that in history a few weeks ago


it's named after Amerigo Vespucci who,unlike Columbus, knew they had found a new continent. Columbus believed that the continent he found was 'India' till the day he died that's why native americans were called 'Indians.'


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


There are 2 continents and a shitload of countries in those continents. They refer to themselves as American like how people refer to themselves as 'European' or 'Asian'.


Its only one American continent but its divided in two south and north and central so its not two continents


.. The seven continents: Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America.
It's even in alphabetical order for you.
I learned this in the second grade ffs.


rofl the problem with US schools is they don't teach World History or World Geography and if they do,it's usually about Canada or Pearl Harbour.


LMFAO! Well, I didn't actually have them in alphabetical order anyway, not that it will be noticed anyway since they don't seem to teach English in The U.S.A. either.


yup Africa comes before Antarctica.
I don't live in the US
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h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?


Dunno......I learned 5 I believe......geez...getting a headache.......it's been years...but euhm I don't count Antarctica you know......check wiki it's explained there....check the animated pic at the right while you're there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, but seven areas are commonly regarded as continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.



while North and South America are sometimes recognized as one American continent


that's probably edited by an american,because in no other country does such a notion exist.


it doesn't matter...but it's also talking about eurasia and stuff.....so I don't know what's important or not....and we're drifting of the topic
Posted 6/24/08

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yup Africa comes before Antarctica.
I don't live in the US


Also, Asia is before Australia.
For that I guess you should be thankful.
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Found the answer....it was mentioned before but.....you know....
taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerigo_Vespucci

The explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 - February 22, 1512) was the first person to demonstrate that the New World discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was not the eastern appendage of Asia, but rather a previously-unknown "fourth" continent.[a] The continents of North and South America (and, by extension, the United States) derive their name from the feminized Latin version of his first name.
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yup Africa comes before Antarctica.
I don't live in the US


Also, Asia is before Australia.
For that I guess you should be thankful.


depends on which language it comes from........in my language Australia comes before Asia........and since you can't read my language I can't tell you that.....in my language......but yeah in english you're right.....but don't pretend to be better just becuz you know that.......everybody makes mistakes.....
Posted 6/24/08

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tegweni wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:

yup Africa comes before Antarctica.
I don't live in the US


Also, Asia is before Australia.
For that I guess you should be thankful.


depends on which language it comes from........in my language Australia comes before Asia........and since you can't read my language I can't tell you that.....in my language......but yeah in english you're right.....but don't pretend to be better just becuz you know that.......everybody makes mistakes.....


.. Clearly I'm speaking in English and we were talking of the alphabetical order.
I was pointing out my own mistakes so don't assume I'm pretending to be better then anyone.
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