Haile Selassie

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Haile Selassie

(ˈhaɪlɪ səˈlæsɪ)
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(Biography) title of Ras Tafari Makonnen. 1892–1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930–36; 1941–74). During the Italian occupation of Ethiopia (1936–41), he lived in exile in England. He was a prominent figure in the Pan-African movement: deposed 1974
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Noun1.Haile Selassie - emperor of EthiopiaHaile Selassie - emperor of Ethiopia; worshipped by Rastafarians (1892-1975)
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