One of the things I learned on my first weekend in Colombia was that although those of us living in the United States like to call ourselves American's others lay claim to the title as well. At our first church service they welcomed some missionaries from the States then added this little tongue and cheek statement about the missions team,
"They like to call themselves our American brothers but we like to call them our gringo brothers. Because you know, we're all American."
I had honestly never thought of it before but they were right.