What is the difference between 人民 and 民族, for example in 中华人民 vs. 中华民族?
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人民 is translated as "(the) people". You can find it in popular expressions like:
民族 means "ethnic group, nationality", for example:
All of the examples have been taken from the CEDICT dictionary.
The first means "people" as in citizens or nationals and the second means "ethnic group".