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Topic: NATIONALITY AND RACE

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Ras Tafari, title of Haile Selassie (1892-1975), Emperor of Ethiopia

Rastafarian

noun
     
Ras‧ta‧fa‧ri‧an [countable]
SANRR someone who believes in a religion that is popular in Jamaica, which has Haile Selassie as its religious leader, and has the belief that one day black people will return to Africa
Rastafarian adjective
Rastafarianism noun [uncountable]
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