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English definition of “people”

people

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /ˈpiː.pl̩/
all the men, women, and children who live in a particular country, or who have the same culture or language: The French are known as a food-loving people.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names a society: Customs similar to this one are found among many peoples of the world.Society - general words Grammar:Man, mankind or people?See moreGrammar:Person, persons or people?We use person in the singular to refer to any human being:See more
(Definition of people noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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