Rastafarianism

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Etymology[edit]

Rastafarian +‎ -ism, from Amharic ራስተፈሪ (Ras Tafari, alternative name of Haile Selassie of Ethiopia), from ራስ (ras, chief, head) (from Arabic رأس (ra's)) + ተፈሪ (tafari, to be feared, fearsome), from ፈራ (fara, to fear)

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Rastafarianism

  1. (Rastafarian) A religion that emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of biblical prophecy and rising black aspirations.

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