Interested in Language
As you know the word "peoples" means society.
Is "peoples" still a plural word if it means a society?
I checked the link you gave me but there was only the definition of "people"
What if it's plural? Does it mean "nations"?
***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***
Let me give you an example;
If one to refers to the Peoples of The North America he\she means the sum of The People of Canada, The People of the USA and The People of Mexico. The term "The Peoples of The North America" excludes their goverments and their lands.
Also in some countries, nations may have many different peoples within the boundaries of those nations. But in this case the word "peoples" refers to smaller groups.
PS: I later found out that I'd omitted the other smaller countries of The North America. So, sorry for that.
Last edited by euncu; 07-Sep-2013 at 11:54. Reason: PS added