trolley, you might be referring to our PC conversation in which I responded to your "countryman Eskimo/Inuit" post with my "indigenous Native American/Indian" post. If so, I agree it was a very bumpy segue from Canadian to United Statesian(?) population. I did it anyway. Didn't mean to imply that they are the same peoples.trolley wrote: . . . I heard an "Aboriginal Canadian" being called an "American Indian"
" What? Now they're trying to claim my " Indigenious Peoples" as their own? Harrumph!"
By the way, is Canada called "the Provinces" in the same way the USA is called "the States"?
It's awkward -- there really is no one word to describe citizens of the USA that works like, for example, "Mexicans", "Brazilians", or "Chileans". Not that I can think of, anyway, except Americans. There is an avenue in New York called Avenue of the Americas, incidentally. People mostly call it Sixth Avenue.