Place Name AMERICA

TYPE: Region & Country
PRONOUNCED: ə-MER-i-kə (English)   [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 (Dutch), Amerika (German), América (Portuguese), América (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: América
USER SUBMISSION: Amèrica