Toscead betweox fadungum "Geanedu Ricu American"

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In 1507, scōp Þēodisc [[Cartangeweorc|cartanwyrhta]] [[Martin Waldseemüller]] woruldcartan on þǣre þe hē nemde þā land þæs Wēsternan Healftrendles [[Americas|"America"]] æfter Italiscum ārāsiende and cartanwyrhtan [[Amerigo Vespucci]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-04-24-america-turns-500_N.htm?csp=34|title=Cartographer Put 'America' on the Map 500 years Ago|work=USA Today|date=2007-04-24|accessdate=2008-11-30}} </ref> Þā ǣrran Bryttiscan landbūend brēac þone gengan naman þæs landes ǣrstan sīðe in þǣre [[United States Declaration of Independence|Meldung Selfdōmes]], þe wæs sēo "ānmōde Meldung þāra þrīetīene geānedra Rīcu America" underfangen fram þǣm "Speliendum þāra þrīetīene geānedra Rīcu America" on 4 Mǣdmōnþe, 1776.<!--Do not uppercase "united" here: it is unambiguously lowercased in the Declaration--><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html|title=The Charters of Freedom|publisher=National Archives|accessdate=2007-06-20}}</ref> <!--Se genga nama wæs fullendod on 15 Blōtmōnþe, 1777, hwonne þætwhen the [[Second Continental Congress]] adopted the [[Articles of Confederation]], the first of which states, "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be 'The United States of America.'" The short form ''United States'' is also standard. Ōðre gemǣne naman sind ēac þā ''U.S.'', þā ''USA'', and ''America''. Colloquial names include the ''U.S. of A.'' and ''the States''. ''[[Columbia (name)|Columbia]]'', a once popular name for the United States, was derived from [[Christopher Columbus]]. It appears in the name "[[Washington, D.C.|District of Columbia]]".-->
 
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