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America is the name for the continents North America, Central America and South America combined (or if one includes Central America in North America one should say: North and South America). This landmass is also collectively called The Americas.

See naming of America for information about how the continents were named.

Other meanings of America:

Editor's note: When referring to the country, some feel that using the terms "United States of America", "USA" or "U.S." instead of "America" or "American" can prevent confusion. See Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (US vs American).

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