I am trying to describe a scenario that is generically common to a people and also all people or species.
For example, one might state that X group of people show traits of being frugal or that Y group of people are typically loud when they speak. How might one state these in different terms, or even in a single word?
An idea from my side would be: "Group X are a frugal people." and "Y are a culture of emphatic speakers!" respectively. I suppose they work, but I am interested to know of other ways to state commonalities among distinct groups.
For example, defecation, or eating. These acts are common to most species in science. Is the best way to portray that sentiment "X is common to all of Y" or "X is common to group Z"?