South America in the Globe
We can see from the image that South America dominates the part of the Globe it fits into with its roughly triangular shape. South America is the southern part of the American Continent. It was the original New World and the original America in the early 16th century. These designations were extended later to the rest of the continent. The name AMERICA was first placed in Brazil in 1507.
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