Why aren't people in South America considered Americans ?
- 4 years ago
They'd be called South Americans and since North Americans are normally what people think when the word pops up it just became a thing. Kinda like having a friend with the same name so you'd call him by his last or a nickname so it's not confusing since North and South America are different continents.
- NosmoLv 74 years ago
South America is not a country.
- 4 years ago
They are... South Americans. There are also North Koreans and South Koreans.
Simple. Some countries border but that does not give people from another country the right to illegally cross the border.
- OwlBearLv 74 years ago
The word "Americans" is almost always used to mean "citizens of the United States of America." This is because "United Statsians" sounds weird and awkward and "United States of Americans" is even worse.
The "America" in "Americans" usually refers to the last word in the name of the USA, not the continents of North America or South America.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- Anonymous4 years ago
The Mexicans think they're Americans. Then when you throw it back in their faces that US citizens should be able to invade Mexico just as they have invaded the US, they scream that it violates their nations sovereignty.
- pearlmarLv 74 years ago
Because they don't live in the USA.
- RuthLv 74 years ago
We are two different countries........