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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What's the origin of the word 'America'? - Quora

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Page on biography.com, Amerigo Vespucci had it named after him by other cartographers ... Did the concept of individualism originate in America? Why, in some ...

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 ... A headline used the term "America" as a synonym for the United States ... When it comes to potential substitutes to clarify the situation, the two ...

'How did America get its name?' - The Phrase Finder

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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 ...

The LOC.GOV Wise Guide : How Did America Get Its Name?

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America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in ...

Hebrew Nations - America is Israelite

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Oct 31, 2013 ... America. 3. Columbia 4. New World; Erets Acheret 5. Yank 6. ... The name of Columbus comes from a word meaning doves: Colombia ... The verse says if Israel did not keep the commandments they would be cast out into an ...

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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.

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 ...

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 ...