where did the word amercia originate
The word America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. He mapped the South American coast from 1500 to 1502. For further information, please visit the website http://www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/america.html.
The word 'America' first appeared in 1507 and was used to name the New World. America was named after 'Amerigo Vespucci' who was an explorer of America.