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as in pagan
a person who does not worship the God of the Bible a study of the beliefs and practices of ancient heathens

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as in primitive
an uncivilized person European colonizers, who considered the New World peoples to be heathens, forced them to conform to European ways

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“Heathen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heathen. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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