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Americans are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of many different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship and allegiance. Although citizens make up the majority of Americans, non-citizen residents, dual citizens, and expatriates may also claim an American identity.

Americans
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Total population
c. 308 million

c. 320 million
Regions with significant populations
Mexico 738,100–1,000,000
Canada 316,350–1,000,000
Philippines 220,000–600,000
Israel 200,000
United Kingdom 139,000–197,143
Costa Rica 130,000
South Korea 120,000–158,000
Germany 111,529
France 100,000
China 71,493
Brazil 70,000
Colombia 60,000
Hong Kong 60,000
India 60,000
Australia 56,276
Japan 51,321
Italy 50,000
United Arab Emirates 50,000
Haiti 45,000
Saudi Arabia 40,000
Argentina 37,000
Norway 33,509
Bahamas 30,000
Lebanon 25,000
Panama 25,000
El Salvador 19,000
New Zealand 17,751
Honduras 15,000
Chile 12,000
Taiwan 10,645
Austria 10,175
Bermuda 8,000
Kuwait 8,000
Languages
Primarily English, but also Spanish and others
Religion
Primarily Christian (Protestantism, Catholicism, and Mormonism)
Various non-Christian religions (Judaism and others)

Americans are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of many different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship and allegiance. Although citizens make up the majority of Americans, non-citizen residents, dual citizens, and expatriates may also claim an American identity.

The use in English of the term "American" to exclusively mean people of the United States developed from its original use to differentiate English people of the American colonies from English people of England despite its linguistic ambiguity in other senses of the word "American", which can also refer to people from the Americas in general. See Names for United States citizens.

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