||This article is incomplete. (October 2015)|
|Area||19,418,198.6 km2 (7,497,408.4 sq mi)|
|Pop. density||18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zones||UTC-4 to UTC-10|
|Largest cities||List of cities in North America, Cities in Guyana|
Anglo-America most often refers to a region in the Americas in which English is a main language, and where British culture and the British Empire has had significant historical, ethnic, linguistic and cultural impact. Anglo-America is distinct from Latin America, a region of the Americas where Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese and French) are prevalent.
The term Anglo-America frequently refers specifically to the United States and Canada, by far the two most populous English-speaking countries in North America. Other areas composing the Anglophone Caribbean include territories of the former British West Indies, Belize, Bermuda, and Guyana.
Two notable territories with substantial non-Anglophone majorities are nonetheless often included in Anglo-America for linguistical reasons. In Canada, the francophone province of Quebec, Acadia in New Brunswick and a part of Cochrane District are sometimes considered part of Anglo-America for cultural, economic, geographical, historical, and political reasons. Similarly, Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico is considered part of Anglo-America because of its status as an unincorporated territory of the United States. Conversely, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, and Saba are not typically included in Anglo-America, despite their English-speaking majorities, because they are constituent countries or public bodies that form part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
|Country||Population||Land area||Pop. density|
|Anguilla||14,764||91 km2 (35 sq mi)||162.2/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Antigua and Barbuda||86,754||442.6 km2 (170.9 sq mi)||196.0/km2 (508/sq mi)|
|Bahamas||310,426||10,010 km2 (3,860 sq mi)||31.0/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|Barbados||285,653||430 km2 (170 sq mi)||664.3/km2 (1,721/sq mi)|
|Belize||314,522||22,806 km2 (8,805 sq mi)||13.9/km2 (36/sq mi)|
|Bermuda||68,268||54 km2 (21 sq mi)||1,264.2/km2 (3,274/sq mi)|
|British Virgin Islands||24,939||151 km2 (58 sq mi)||165.2/km2 (428/sq mi)|
|Canada||34,255,000||9,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 sq mi)||3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi)|
|Cayman Islands||50,209||264 km2 (102 sq mi)||198.2/km2 (513/sq mi)|
|Dominica||72,813||751 km2 (290 sq mi)||97.0/km2 (251/sq mi)|
|Falkland Islands||3,140||12,173 km2 (4,700 sq mi)||0.3/km2 (0.78/sq mi)|
|Grenada||107,818||344 km2 (133 sq mi)||313.4/km2 (812/sq mi)|
|Guyana||748,486||196,849 km2 (76,004 sq mi)||3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)|
|Jamaica||2,847,232||10,831 km2 (4,182 sq mi)||262.9/km2 (681/sq mi)|
|Montserrat||5,118||102 km2 (39 sq mi)||50.2/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Puerto Rico||3,725,789||9,104 km2 (3,515 sq mi)||409.2/km2 (1,060/sq mi)|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||49,898||261 km2 (101 sq mi)||191.2/km2 (495/sq mi)|
|Saint Lucia||160,922||606 km2 (234 sq mi)||265.5/km2 (688/sq mi)|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||104,217||389 km2 (150 sq mi)||267.9/km2 (694/sq mi)|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1,228,691||5,128 km2 (1,980 sq mi)||239.6/km2 (621/sq mi)|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||23,528||430 km2 (170 sq mi)||104/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|United States||310,232,863||9,161,966 km2 (3,537,455 sq mi)||33.9/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|United States Virgin Islands||109,775||346 km2 (134 sq mi)||317.3/km2 (822/sq mi)|
|Total||354,830,825||19,418,198.6 km2 (7,497,408.4 sq mi)||18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)|
The adjective Anglo-American is used in the following ways:
- to denote the cultural sphere shared by the United Kingdom, the United States and English Canada. For example, "Anglo-American culture is different from French culture." Political leaders including Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan have used the term to discuss the "Special Relationship" between Britain and America.
- to describe relations between Britain and America. For example, "Anglo-American relations became more relaxed after the War of 1812."
Anglo-American ethnic group
(215.6 million (196.8 million Non-Hispanic Whites and17.8 million (English Canadians)))
|Regions with significant populations|
|Throughout the United States and Canada|
Anglo, on the other hand, typically refers to an English-speaking American in distinction to Spanish speakers, especially in the Southwestern states and in Mexico. This usage originated in the discussion of the history of English-speaking people of the United States and the Spanish-speaking people residing in the western United States during the Mexican–American War.
Anglo-American, Anglophone American, Anglic, Anglo
While the term Anglo-American used in regard to ethnicity is frequently used only to refer to people of Caucasian ancestry, it (along with terms like Anglo, Anglic, Anglophone, and Anglophonic) can also be used to denote all English-speaking people and their descendants in the New World, regardless of prior ethnic background, much like Hispanic refers to people of any race. Therefore, a person, for example, of Chinese descent who adopts the American or Canadian culture would have English-speaking "Anglo-American", "Anglic", "Anglophone", "Anglo", or "Anglophonic" children (in contrast to Spanish-speaking Chinese descent people living in Hispanic America, who would be "Hispanic"). Thus, Anglo-American, Anglic-American, Anglophone-American, Anglo, or Anglophonic-American can refer to all those whose families who, regardless of race, have become mainstream English-speaking people in the United States, English Canada, English-speaking areas of the Caribbean, Belize, and Guyana, including African Americans.
|Antigua and Barbuda||86,754||–||–||91%||–||04.4%||01.7%||02.9%|
|British Virgin Islands||24,939||–||–||82%||5%||–||06.8%||11.2%|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||49,898||–||–||N/A||–||–||N/A||–|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||104,217||02%||06%||66%||–||19%||04%||03%|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1,228,691||–||40%||37.5%||–||20.5%||–||02%|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||23,528||–||–||90%||–||–||–||10%|
|United States Virgin Islands||109,775||–||01.1%||76.2%||22.3%||03.5%||13.1%||06.1%|
People from other parts of the world have immigrated to Anglo-America to have a better quality of life, find better employment, and escape famine, poverty, violence and conflict. People from many different ethnic origins in Latin America and more remote places all over the world including the less English-dominant parts of Oceania, continental Europe, Asia and Africa all live in Anglo-America contemporarily.
|GDP Per Capita
|Antigua and Barbuda||$1.55 billion||18,100||–|
|British Virgin Islands||$0.9 billion||38,500||–||–|
|Cayman Islands||$2.25 billion||43,800||–||–|
|Falkland Islands||$0.12 billion||35,400||–||–|
|Puerto Rico||$88.00 billion||17,100||–||–|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||$0.75 billion||15,200||–|
|Saint Lucia||$1.75 billion||10,900||–|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||$1.55 billion||18,100||–|
|Trinidad and Tobago||$28.41 billion||23,100||–|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||$0.22 billion||11,500||–||–|
|United States||$14,260.0 billion||46,400||45.0|
|United States Virgin Islands||$1.577 billion||14,500||–||–|
- This usage refers to those who reside within the geographical area of Anglo-America as opposed to those who are members of the Anglo-American ethnic group.
- "Anglo-America", vol. 1, Micropædia, Encyclopædia Britannica, 15th ed., Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1990. ISBN 0-85229-511-1.
- "North America" The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2001-5. New York: Columbia University Press.
- mutur zikin. "Carte linguistique du Canada / Linguistic map of Canada". muturzikin.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
- "2005–2009 Population and Housing Narrative Profile for Puerto Rico". U.S. Census Narrative Profile. U.S. Census. 2005–2009. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
- CIA world factbook 2010
- "United States - Selected Population Profile in the United States (White alone, not Hispanic or Latino)". 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
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- Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster See original definition (definition #1) of Anglo in English: It is defined as a synonym for Anglo-American--Page 86
- "Anglo - Definitions from Dictionary.com; American Heritage Dictionary". Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. Archived from the original on 15 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
Usage Note: In contemporary American usage, Anglo is used primarily in direct contrast to Hispanic or Latino. In this context it is not limited to persons of English or even British descent, but can be generally applied to any non-Hispanic white person, making mother tongue (in this case English) the primary factor. Thus in parts of the United States such as the Southwest United States with large Hispanic populations, an American of Polish, Irish, or German heritage might be termed an Anglo just as readily as a person of English descent. However, in parts of the country where the Hispanic community is smaller or nonexistent, or in areas where ethnic distinctions among European groups remain strong, Anglo has little currency as a catch-all term for non-Hispanic whites. Anglo is also used in non-Hispanic contexts. In Canada, where its usage dates at least to 1800, the distinction is between persons of English and French descent. And in American historical contexts Anglo is apt to be used more strictly to refer to persons of English heritage, as in this passage describing the politics of nation-building in pre-Revolutionary America: "The 'unity' of the American people derived ... from the ability and willingness of an Anglo elite to stamp its image on other peoples coming to this country" (Benjamin Schwarz).
- "The World Factbook". cia.gov. Retrieved 22 September 2015.