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Old February 20th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #81
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:42 PM   #82
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Do other american countries have of America in their official name?
Not sure, but we could. How about the United Provinces of America instead of Canada?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:20 PM   #83
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How about calling countries outside the USA: the Not Yet United States Of America NYUSOA

All together I think it's a rather silly question since the answer seems rather obvious. It's in the name.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:24 AM   #84
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Yeah, you would never hear a Canadian or Mexican call them selves an American ? Hmm maybe lots of Mexicans do but.....I think the single word America without a North or South prefix is generally accepted as the USA.

PS...There is often talk here in Australia whether we should become a republic...Most feel we are independant anyhow and just use the political system derived from Britain and we continue to be part of the Commonwealth...anyhow. As we are a country with states that would become united in this country as a republic we could end up the United States of Australia ? Abrev...USA. Damn confusing for map makers...leave it as it is : )


HABER NACIDO EN AMERICA ES UNA GRAN BENDICION! TIERRA DE MIL COLORES, BELLAS MUJERES Y FLORES. AHORA A LOS PUEBLOS DE AMERICA LES CANTO ESTA CANCION! DE AMERICA.. YO SOY.. DE AMERICA!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:52 AM   #85
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People in Latin America don't usually refer to themselves as "Americanos"
Actually, most people call themselves americanos in the spanish speaking countries if they are speaking to their region not country.

When people refer to people from the United States in Spanish they usually call them: estadounidenses or norteamericanos or by nicknames like yankees here in Argentina or gringos in Mexico and Central America.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 02:46 AM   #86
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This is a very famous and popular song in the Spanish speaking countries and it talks about the entire continent as a whole.

Where the warm sun shines
with a new glow
toasting the sands
Where the air is still clean
in the soft light
of stars
Where love becomes fire
the river talks
and the mountain is jungle
Today I found a place
for we both in this new land.

America, America
all a huge garden
This is America.
When God made the Garden of Eden
he thought in America.

In each new sunset
the sky starts burning
and I can listen to the wind
which brings me with his song
a complaint of love
as a lament
The perfume of a flower
the rhythm of a drum
on the prairies
dances of war and peace
of a people who still
did not break their chains

America, America
all a huge garden
This is America.
When God made the Garden of Eden
he thought in America.


This one has part of the lyrics in English,



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Old February 22nd, 2013, 02:50 AM   #87
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Great song, but not the luis Miguel version, please!!

This is the original version, by Nino Bravo, the most powerful voice in Spanish:




Beautiful song. it's a sort of anthem for the continent..
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:19 AM   #88
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Here in Mexico, the young generation is starting like a nationalist sentiment revival, you guys can see in sites like Tumblr lots of people posting images and song referring to "America is not a country , is a whole continent" or " Mexico is also part of North America". We refer to the citizens of the USA as "estadounidenses" , because we all are americanos. Viva America !
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:23 AM   #89
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My dream is to see all America united, all the countries working in peace with each other. There's a great barrier between Canada and USA and the rest of the countries, like you guys in Europe don't have an idea, and no it's not like Poland- Germany, the change is so extreme, like another world.... Canada and USA are in the same continent but sometimes I can believe that...
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:14 AM   #90
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There was a film a few years ago with aliens having taken over Mexico, and USA having to strenthen its borders. It kinda made a joke about the whole situation I guess (now I can't remamber the name of the film).

I've heard the biggest difference is between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. We've all heard about that.

The comparison in Europe wouldn't be between Germany and Poland though. It would be between Europe and North Africa. Since we have already started making an effort to bridge the gap eastwards, the gap in that direction is falling now due to the common labor market within the EU. Ofcourse you have countries like Albania and Moldova still outside though...
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 05:53 PM   #91
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And I am pretty ire that in that film Mexico is displayed like a big adobe slum in the middle of a desert, with people wearing sombreros, riding donkeys and drinking tequila, like all the Hollywood movies when the are in Mexico xD
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:47 PM   #92
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All together I think it's a rather silly question since the answer seems rather obvious. It's in the name.
Quite right, they're the United States. Not sure why that name isn't good enough. The 'United States' is a great name and there's zero confusion as to what one is referring to.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:04 PM   #93
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Hi
Guess what... In Italy, we usually call "Americano(=america)" a inhabitant from the whole northern continent of the americas (even canadian people are american for us)
we call "Latinoamericano" people from southern america(s), in particular we specificate "Colombiano, argentino, venezuelano" etc
and last but not least.. "Statunitense"(United Statian !) means, according to my(and our italian -but also spanish - definition), person from "United states".
I think these definition are exactly the same as a Latin american would say
so, for us, if you say "I come from america" it indicates the whole continent (at least the northern one)
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #94
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...entral_America

What did they call themselves?
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 04:26 AM   #95
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But you've talked about "latin america", so Brazil included. We are South Americans, like Uruguayans, Colombians, Argentinians, etc. The inhabitants of the USA are "Americans" or "North Americans".

PS: Republica Dominicana is Central America

That's why I said, "for most Latin americans". The intelligence of most Brazilians is just amazing.

PS: Dominican Republic is in the Caribbean, you smart-ass.

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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:03 AM   #96
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Old March 1st, 2013, 06:22 PM   #97
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As quoted from the top of the forum section:

"Tall Talk general news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers"

Im not quite sure how this thread fits under the aforementioned description...
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Old March 1st, 2013, 10:01 PM   #98
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I just dont care anymore, I just call them "People in the US" if I'm speaking english, "Muricans", "Gringos", or the more official "Estadounidense" if im speaking spanish, there are still some idiots in here that like to call them "Americanos" or "Norteamericanos" (like Canada doesnt exist).

People that say we in other parts of the Americas dont call ourslves "Americanos" don't know what they're talking about.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:08 PM   #99
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Do we call people from the Middle East "Asian"? The Middle East is also known as Southwest ASIA but in the West, Asian has been limited to China/Japan/Korea/Taiwan.
In the UK, someone described as "looking Asian" would be from India/Pakistan, not the far east.

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By the thread's title... America means nothing, this continent was named after Américo Vespucio, which is the man who first saw this land.
Isn't there some doubt over that? Isn't is just a guess with no actual evidence to back it up?
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:12 PM   #100
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Isn't there some doubt over that? Isn't is just a guess with no actual evidence to back it up?
Sure. Though I was kind of wrong... He discovered South America.

http://geography.about.com/cs/histor.../a/amerigo.htm

You can also type him as Amerigo Vespucci.
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