Translation:Surely there are not many states in America?
Can we use locative case with America? like Americae instead of ablative of place in America.
The locative is generally reserved for cities and a few exceptions like domi.
exactly - cities, towns, small islands
and of course, English has the locative "home" as in "where are you? are you home?"
No, the locative case is limited to very few words amd.the names of cities, towns, and small islands.
For curious students, «America Septentrionalis» and «America Australis» are the respective terms for North and South America. I think the adjectives are useful to learn: «septentrionalis» lives on in Spanish (and other Romance languages too) as septentrional and septentrión, and «australis» is where «Australia» was derived. Also whence «austral/australe» in Spanish and Italian.
Extremely bad audio, sorry. Had there not been a word bank I would have never heard multae, which should not sound as mewl-taee