A polemical term used to describe people from the United States of America. For historic and cultural reasons, people from the States refer to themselves as "Americans", whereas in all of Latin America, the word "américano" refers to anyone from the Americas. Therefore Latin Americans refer to people from the States as "estadounidenses" (United Statians) rather than "americanos".
Due to Americans obliviousness of this issue of transcendence in Latin America, a Chilean group has even written a song that describes American mentality when thinking of Latin America. It is entitled: “Latin America is a town south of the United States.”
Many Latin Americans would like to change the English term "American" to "United Statian" and the word "American" to refer of all people from the Americas (North, South and Central). It is an issue heatedly discussed in many forums on the internet.
Nick: Why do Latin Americans want to call us United Statians?
Jen: I think they´ve got a bit of an inferiority complex, I´ve never had a Canadian challenge my definition of "American".
Most NON-English speaking countries, specially in Latin America and Europe, refer to people from the USA as "Estadounidenses", "Etats-Uniens", etc. (United Statian) which is the right way to call them, because anyone who's born in the American Contienent, it's an American.
It's like if there was a country in Europe, named United States of Europe, and they auto call themselves "Europeans", anyone how lived in Europe would be an European, not just people from that country; in the same way, anyone who lives in America(s) is an American not just people from the USA.
Todos somos Americanos, desde Canada hasta Argentina, y los Estadounidences no tienen derecho de tomar nuestro nombre.
Where are all Americans, from Canada to Argentina, and the United Statians have no right to take our name.
A United Statian (or simply Statian) is a person from the United States of America, since the term American refers to any person in the western hemisphere.
As the example above points out, if there was a country in Africa called "United States of Africa" then anyone from Africa would be an African not just people from that country.
Here is also another example; people from the United Arab Emirates are called "Emiratis" why aren't they called "Arabs" if they have the term Arab in their name? simply, because it overlaps with the other Arabs, in the same way the term American only to refer to US citizens overlaps with all the other Americans.
The United Statian (State-ian) government has declared war on Iraq.
Statians are among the friendliest people in the world.
People born in Mexico are Mexicans, in Canada, Canadians, France, French...People born in the United States are "Americans". All people born in North and South America, which are continents, are "Americans" - United Statians would be better suited to describe someone born in the United States.
People born in Mexico are Mexicans...People born in the United States are United Statians - both are "Americans"
Someone who lives in the United-States.
John was born in Vermont, so he's an Unitedstatian.
Dan was born in Montreal, so he's a Canadian.
John and Dan were born in american countries, so they are AMERICANS. John isn't the only american.
People from Saoudi Arabia are Saoudis. Not arabians or arabs.
America is a continent, not a country.
Latin america already calls them that.
Every kid in Canadia is confused whenever they hear Americans on the television, until their parents tell them United Statians have an ego( that only Kanye West, coincidently another United Statian, rivals) so enormous that they have to take the name of the entire continent they live in.
Also see: Canadia
George: Dear, those damned United Statians make me wish we lost world war II after all.
Clara: Their ego is probably causing global warming.
Samantha: They don't even realize that the higher IQ States vote for democrats and lower IQ ones vote for republicans, how can they be so proud of a nation that most of the time is run by stupidity?
Laurence: Want some more weed, George?
George: Sure. And let's get back to what we were doing earlier, lets not forget men in Canadia get at least three cultured and hot women to do their bidding.
Women: As you wish, my lord!
Ermanno: Esos americanos son estúpidos.
Alejandro: ¡También es! Tiene que decir: estadounidenses. ¡Pendejo!
Rodriguez: ¡Carabra! ¡Arriba Riba! ¡Tekila!
I just wanted to point out the Spanish word "Estadaunidenses" which is a real word (unlike "United Statians") but is the same thing (rather than "Americanos" which is almost never used to mean people from the USA).
United Statians are cool.