peoplehood

[ pee-puhl-hood ]
/ ˈpi pəlˌhʊd /

noun

the state or condition of being a people.
the consciousness of certain beliefs or characteristics that make one part of a people; sense of belonging to a people.

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Origin of peoplehood

First recorded in 1905–10; people + -hood
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