Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 years ago

Why aren't people in South America considered Americans ?

7 Answers

  • 3 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.

  • Nosmo
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    South America is not a country.

    • Jacob2 years agoReport

      Neither is north america, your point is?

  • 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.

  • 3 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.

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  • Anonymous
    3 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.


  • 3 years ago

    Because they don't live in the USA.

  • Ruth
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    We are two different countries........

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