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You may be black
You may be white
You may be Jew or Gentile.
It don't make a difference in our house

--"Can You Feel It" (1986) by Mr. Fingers

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The word gentile is an anglicised version of the Latin word gentilis, meaning of or belonging to a clan or tribe. In the King James Version of the Bible it is used to refer to non-Israelite tribes or nations, as an English translation of the Hebrew words goy/גוי and nochri/נכרי. It is also used to translate New Testament Greek word ethnoi. Today, the primary meaning of gentile is non-Jew.

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