Rastafarianism

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

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Rastafarianism

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

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