I’ve still got something to say, but the discussion is closed, so I decided to open this topic. References:related discussion: US-AmerikanerWikipedia: American (word)
Why do you put in terms of Geography? I don’t care about the new conventions of some scientists (paid by who knows) when I name myself, do you? You’ve entirely missed the point: History is what matters. We’re not talking about a piece of earth, but about identity of people! Please, it definitely doesn’t work that way!
The 7-continent model is taught in China People's Republic of China
-The are the world greatest population, so they must be right. Long life to democracy!
English is a widely distributed language that originated in England but is now the primary language ...
-Conclusion: English rules!
Latin America is the region of the Americas where Romance language s those derived from Latin ...
-And Napoleon III was who introduced the term.
Mikado, If way back when, they had decided on calling themselves the United States of North America + Americans, they really would have laid claim to an entire continent :-)) That's probably what held them back :-)
-Isn’t it true? (see no. 211)Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán (Perú), “Carta dirigida a los españoles americanos” (1791)Other reference.Samuel Mitchill: Names for Americans (1803)