The Americas, or America, also known as the New World, are the combined continental landmasses of North America and South America, in the Western Hemisphere."continent n. 5. a." (1989) ''Oxford English Dictionary'', 2nd edition. Oxford University Press ; "continent1 n." (2006) ''The Concise Oxford English Dictionary'', 11th edition revised. (Ed.) Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson.
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