Quote Originally Posted by Lib
When you say that 'people' is sometimes used as a singular noun, are you implying that it would take a singular verb?
Not exactly. (It's a little complicated, I suppose.) I meant that when used in that sense the noun can be pluralized, for example: the peoples of Europe. We always use are with people. Example: "The Jewish people are...."

I guess you could say it is a plural that can be pluralized.