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Why isn't South America called America?

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I was born in South America (Colombia) and i personally hate how people just call them selves americans.. i see it all over the movies and stuff... but i dont understand it.. canada and mexico are also part of North America, shouldn;t they be called "america"?? i am american (south american that is) i just dont understand.. is Are people from United States OFFICIALLY called Americans or what? is it a law or people just stuck with it over the decades?