How can you call people pertaining to the United States of America, Americans?
Countries In North America:
Antigua and Barbuda -> Antiguan and Barbudan
The Bahamas -> Bahamian
Barbados -> Barbadian
Belize -> Belizean
Canada -> Canadian
Costa Rica -> Costa Rican
Cuba -> Cuban
Dominica -> Dominican
Dominican Republic -> Dominican (?)
El Salvador -> El Salvadorian
Greenland -> Greenlander
Grenada -> Grenadian
Guatemala -> Guatemalan
Haiti -> Haitian
Honduras -> Honduran
Jamaica -> Jamaican
Mexico -> Mexican
Nicaragua -> Nicaraguan
Panama -> Panamanian
Saint Kitts and Nevis -> Kittitian and Nevisian
Saint Lucia -> Saint Lucian
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -> Saint Vincentian and Grenadian
Trinidad and Tobago -> Trinidadian and Tobagonian
United States of America -> American (Note!!)
Countries In South America:
Argentina -> Argentine
Bolivia -> Bosnian
Brazil -> Brazilian
Chile -> Chilean
Colombia -> Colombian
Ecuador -> Ecuadoran
French Guiana -> French Guinean
Guyana -> Guyanese
Paraguay -> Paraguayan
Peru -> Peruvian
Suriname -> Surinamese
Uruguay -> Uruguayan
Venezuela -> Venezuelan
I'm a Canadian and I'm also an American because Canada is in America. Right?!
Africa -> African
Antarctica -> ?! (It's adjective is Antarctic)
Asia -> Asian
Australia -> Australian
Europe -> European
North America -> North American
South America -> South American
North Americans & South Americans can be collectively called Americans.
This shows the domination of the United States of America...
I just want to say two words... TOO BAD! :P :D
To a wolf at the door (42): Didn't you notice two emoticons after?!
To BJ: My question is "How can you call people pertaining to the United States of America, Americans?" Forgot to read?!
To ♪♫ fιяєнєαят (χ3)(кιммiє)♪♫: Not all Americans are fat. (Including myself).
To Betrunkene Katze ist Müde: Hope you are kidding.
To istoleyourgolfball: "All that effort for this?" Yes. I'm too busy. But I didn't want to exclude any country in America. I wanted to give equal importance.
To ~~Birdy~~: It depends.
To David G: Good discovery! :D
To Mitchell: Oh I see... :P
To Kirsten: Germany -> Germans, Spain -> Spaniard (not Spanish! Spanish is used only to denote Spanish people collectively!), Ireland -> Irish. Note: They are not in America. They are in Europe.
To The Fat Old Man::::::(:):::::::::
"Is the most heavily populated country in north/south america" China -> 19.65%, India -> 17.23%, and note: USA -> Just 4.53% of total population. According to you, China & India must dominate the entire world?!
"Is the most affluent country in north/south america" In terms of wealth? Believe it or not. It's Africa, the dark continent. (Still to explore and enjoy)
"Has done the most to contribute to political growth" Forgot the power of former United Kingdom?
"They are one of the richest in north/south america" Calculating the gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, according to International Monetary Fund, the richest country is Qatar; World Bank: Luxembourg; CIA World Factbook: Liechtenstein.
"they are stupid" How can you say?! We Americans are good. :)
"they are fat" Not really. :P
To cruzazu: Welcome! :)l
To ZUrdo: As you've said "we spell chair as chair" Note: chairs as FURNITURE is not acceptable. Right?! Just like that, USA is a part of America. Then how can you call 'em Americans?!
"its all a formal agreement of the masses" Did they ask others opinion?! Simply no. Then how can it be a formal agreement?! And "pinches marranos" behave your words properly. Tienes miedo a escribir en Inglés, eh?
"About 80 percent of trans fat in American’s diet comes from factory-produce partially hydrogenated vegetable oil."
Source: http://www.umm.edu/features/transfats.htm (University of Maryland Medical Centre). Must ban it. I hate hamburger because of 'ground beef'. I'm a vegan.
My BRAIN. ^_^
To DULCE LILA: Even Yahoo! en Español Answers uses "Estados Unidos de América" Not United States of North America. Just United States of America!!
But usually 'norteamericano' for people pertaining to the USA. Yeah, you know there are other countries like Canada, Mexico. Then how come 'Norteamericano' meaning North Americans?!
But in Yahoo! España Answers, it is just 'Estados Unidos'.
To Mantén el cielo despejado: I think it is Estadounidense and not Estado unidense (note the space)
Hey! DULCE LILA! Where are you? I can't see your answer now!! Did you delete?!
To ZUrdo: I think you have misunderstood... Chair is one of the most frequently used furniture. It is one of the furniture items... That's all... Just like that, USA is a part of America. That's all.
Furniture includes tables, chairs, beds, desks, dressers, cupboards etc.
"Country is not acceptable" Just like that American is also not acceptable.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Cause United States of Americans sounds refuckintarded.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
We associate people through convention,,, enough said!!!
why do we spell chair as chair!!!!! its all a formal agreement of the masses..
if this troubles you, you are always free to chose your nationality as "other"
if you havent realized yet nobody cares if the typical citizen agrees with the terminology or not,,,,, we associate people simply for political reasons, thus making things easy for govts,,, we cant have one million words that pertain to one people
USA is a country,,, note: Country is not acceptable
and you probably didnt understand my chair anology so i will explain briefly,,,, a chair is called a chair because we simply do not want to have a trillion words that are synonyms of a chair... did we all agree on that?? no we didnt ,,, but it does keep things simple
the same goes to nationalities,, and besides that its all political,Source(s): EHMT 261
- 1 decade ago
Because the United States of America is the only country with the word America in it.
- 1 decade ago
TOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUCHHHHH INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CARE SO LITTLE ABOUT ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION I AM GOING TO CRYY!!!!!
oh, and americans are fat
no, but seriously, we are technically "all americans", but since the United States:
1) Is the most heavily populated country in north/south america
2) Is the most affluent country in north/south america
3) Has done the most to contribute to political growth
4) They are one of the richest in north/south america
5) they are stupid
6) they are fat
(continued from above) they are technically considered "americans" or "top o' the chain" because of the above 6 things (ok, well, just 4 of them)
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- ♥♫Kirsten♫♥Lv 61 decade ago
You forgo Germans, Spanish, and Irish.
- WillyLv 51 decade ago
I'm Guatemalan. My native languaje is the spanish. We call you "Estado unidense" lol.
- 1 decade ago
All that effort for this? you got too much time on ur hands.
- ~~Birdy~~Lv 71 decade ago
It's really not a big deal
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They say "All americans are fat!"
- alissaLv 71 decade ago
"Too bad"? Was it supposed to be offensive?