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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, American culture and law does not equate nationality with race or 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. English-speakers, and even speakers of many other languages, typically use the term "American" to exclusively mean people of the United States ; this developed from its original use to differentiate English people of the American colonies from English people of England . The word "American" can also refer to people from the Americas in general (see Names for United States citizens).