English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
“People” or “peoples” when referring to an indigenous population?
Person, Persons, People, Peoples

Is it possible to add "s" at the end of the word "people" to make it plural? If so, what does it mean?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Peter Shor , Mehper C. Palavuzlar, kiamlaluno, mgkrebbs, RegDwigнt Dec 24 '11 at 23:24

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Sure. "A people" means something similar to "nation" or "ethnic grouping" - so you can say "the peoples of the world" to mean "all the different nationalities in the world".

share|improve this answer

The Peoples of the World Foundation

Hugo Chavez addresses the UN General Assembly:

As the spokesman of imperialism he came to share his prescriptions for preserving the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world. It was like an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I would even propose a title: “The Devil’s Recipe”.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.