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The term Anglo-America is used to describe those parts of North America in which English is the main language. It should be noted that this is not a widely used term. It is generally taken to include the United States of America and English Canada. In addition, according to the definition, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, and several other Caribbean nations belong to Anglo-America despite their geographical proximity to Latin America. Anglo-America would be the American part of the Anglosphere.

In contrast, the adjective Anglo-American is used in two ways:

  • It can be used to describe relations between England or the United Kingdom on one hand and the Americas, in particular the United States, on the other. For example, "Anglo-American relations were tense before the War of 1812."

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Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2373 words)
The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions.
In many parts of the world, America in the singular is commonly used as a name for the United States of America; however, (the) Americas (plural with s and generally with the definite article) is not and is invariably used to refer to the lands and regions of the Western hemisphere.
Latin America is typically contrasted with Anglo-America where English, a Germanic language, prevails: namely, Canada and the United States (in Northern America) have predominantly British roots and are quite different in terms of linguistical, cultural, and economic situation from other countries in the Americas.
Anglo-America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
Anglo-America is a term used to describe those parts of the Americas in which English is the main language, or having significant historical, linguistic, and cultural links to England/United Kingdom or the British Isles in general.
to describe relations between the United Kingdom on one hand and the Americas, in particular the United States, on the other.
This usage occurs most frequently in the discussion of the history of English-speaking people of the United States and the Spanish-speaking people residing in the western U.S. during the Mexican American War.
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