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    peoples

    As you know the word "peoples" means society.

    Is "peoples" still a plural word if it means a society?

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    Re: peoples

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    As you know the word "peoples" means society.

    Is "peoples" still a plural word if it means a society?
    Who told you that "peoples" means society. It doesn't.

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    Re: peoples

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Who told you that "peoples" means society. It doesn't.
    Then what does it mean?

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    Re: peoples

    I checked the link you gave me but there was only the definition of "people"
    What if it's plural? Does it mean "nations"?

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    Re: peoples

    Check out the use of peoples in the dictionaries listed here.

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    Re: peoples

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Hello sb70012,

    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

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