Place Name AMERICA

TYPE: Region & Country
PRONOUNCED: ə-MER-i-kə (English), a-ME-ree-ka (Romanian)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of the explorer AMERIGO Vespucci (1451-1512). This is the name of two continents (North and South America) and is also commonly used to refer to the United States of America.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Amerika (Croatian), Amerika (Danish), Amerika (Dutch), Amerika (German), Amerika (Norwegian), Ameryka (Polish), América (Portuguese), Amerika (Russian), Amerika (Serbian), América (Spanish), Amerika (Swedish), Amerika (Turkish)
SAME SPELLING: América
USER SUBMISSION: Amèrica