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Why do the people call America to the United States if America is only a continent?

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xan d 
Asked at 2010.10.12 23:55:50
If we look the name of USA then we see United States of America. From my point of view the country is United States and it is located in America, but is not America as a country, because there isn´t any country called America, only a continent. I know that because I am from Spain and Cristobal Columbus discovered the continent, not any country.
answer borscht  Answered at 2010.10.12 23:55:50
As a Canadian it bothers me when people refer to the United States of America as simply "America", because it suggests there is nothing else on the continents.
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