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American (word) - Wikipedia

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The meaning of the word American in the English language varies according to the historical, ... such as "African-Americans" likewise refers exclusively to people in or from the United Sta...

Where did the name America come from? | Dictionary.com Blog

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Oct 13, 2013 ... How did a cartographer and an unknown navigator give the name to the most ... The word America comes from a lesser-known navigator and ...

How America Got Its Name - Archiving Early America - Varsity Tutors

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It is an irony of history that the name "America" did not come from Christopher Columbus. ... It marked the first time the word AMERICA appeared in print.

The Naming of America

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AMERICA, we learn as schoolchildren, was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci , ..... fact that place names usually originate informally in the spoken word and first ... The Indians in the Caribbean did have a word for the mainland, given in the ...

Just how did America get to be named after Amerigo Vespucci, who ...

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Just how did America get to be named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was fairly obscure? .... And from the latter name comes our word America. Amruca is, literally ...

The mystery of America's origin - PravdaReport

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Feb 27, 2012 ... Where did the word "America", the name of the two continents, come from? According to the common theory, it comes from the name of ...

Why America was Named America - Today I Found Out

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Jan 31, 2012 ... As it happened, Vespucci did write about it and was the first to call this land ... Mitochondrial evidence shows that all Native Americans come from a ... after Amerigo Vespucci with the purpose of appropriating the word that is ...

'How did America get its name?' - phrase meaning and origin

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Jul 5, 2001 ... never claimed that he named America, where did he get the word 'America' ... Amerike, whose surname possibly comes from a corruption of the ...

Where 'America' really came from - The Boston Globe - Boston.com

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Jul 4, 2010 ... Each July 4, as we celebrate the origins of America, we look back ritually at ... How did a minor scholar working in the landlocked mountains of ...

What Does 'American' Actually Mean? - The Atlantic

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Jun 19, 2013 ... In Latin America, "American" means anyone from the American continent. U.S. citizens claiming the word are considered gauche or imperialist. ... When it comes to potential substitutes to clarify the situation, the two noted that ...