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What new name would you call citizens of the United States of America ?


Recently I was in a discussion with a Brazilian friend who finds it arrogant that citizens of the United States call themselves Americans. They are of course Americans but so are Canadians, Mexicans, Brazilians etc. We all are in the Americas. So what name do you feel would better encapsulate the residents of the United States of America? photo courtesy wikimedia

 
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3 years ago
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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Thank you for explaining perfectly.

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Georgianna Lowery (Georgie Lowery) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    It was the term 'Americans' that some find unsettling when all of North, Central and South America are the Americas hence they are all 'Americans'.


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Onusonus says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hmm, don't you think that it is this type of response that is considered 'arrogant' by other countries? In many countries America is not seen as a peace keeper but a bully.


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IDONO says

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    MickS 3 years ago

    Afraid not, Native Americans, covers a multitude of sins, that covers all of the indigenous inhabitants before the European invaders stole the land mass from them, If you wished to be more specific, you could use, Hurons, Incas, Comanche, et al.


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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    MickS 3 years ago

    It is the nature of mankind to pigeon hole. Whether it is correct or desirable to do so matters not, we do it. Also, there are many questions on here that run along the lines - 'in our great country of America...?' Arrogant, where? No such country.


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Mitch Alan says

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    MickS 3 years ago

    The country is the USA. America, is a continent with many countries.Many people from the USA, call themselves Americans and expect the world to know they mean USA. Germans don't call themselves Europeans and expect the world to know they mean German


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