What is people? A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation.
People – the body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.
People – persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; — sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.
People – the mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.
What is the difference between ‘people‘ and ‘the people‘? The word people can sometimes be singular, when you are referring to a large group, like an ethnic group. “The Americans are an optimistic people.” And if the word is singular, you can make a plural: “The Scots and the Irish are related peoples.”