Why is America called America ?

@BigMouth (335)
India
October 29, 2006 1:56pm CST
Why not something else?
3 responses
@ZanyNenk (477)
• Israel
29 Oct 06
And Colombia is already taken!
@ntony9 (491)
• United States
29 Oct 06
America was discovered first by Amerigo Vespuci hence the word America although the first inhabitants are red indians
• United States
29 Oct 06
America was named for Amerigo Vespucci. Although he wasn't the first person to discover the lands here, he was the first to realize that it wasn't a part of Asia, but a new continent. So the name was originated over 500 years ago. As for the USA, the name was derived after the original 13 colonies broke away from English rule and formed the united states of america.