Rastafarian


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Ras·ta·far·i·an

 (räs′tə-fär′ē-ən, răs′tə-făr′-)
n.
An adherent of Rastafarianism.
adj.
Of or relating to Rastafarianism or its adherents.
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Rastafarian

(ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a member of an originally Jamaican religion that regards Ras Tafari (the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie) as God
adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Rastafarians
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Ras•ta•far•i•an

(ˌræs təˈfɛər i ən, -ˈfɑr-, ˌrɑ stə-)

n.
1. a follower of Rastafarianism.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Rastafarianism or Rastafarians.
[1950–55; < Amharic ras täfäri Prince Tafari, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie + -an1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rastafarian - follower of RastafarianismRastafarian - follower of Rastafarianism    
Rastafari, Rastas - (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
2.Rastafarian - (Ethiopia) adherents of an African religion that regards Ras Tafari as divine
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Yaltopya - Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
Adj.1.Rastafarian - of or pertaining to or characteristic of Rastafarianism or Rastafarians
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Translations

Rastafarian

[ˌræstəˈfɛəriən]
nrastafari mf
adjrastafari
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Rastafarian

nRastafari m, → Rastafarier(in) m(f)
adjder Rastafaris
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Rastafarian

[ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən] adj, nrastafariano/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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In seven chapters plus an introduction, Visions of Zion explores an aspect of Ethiopian culture in relation to Rastafarian repatriates in the province Shashemane from an outside perspective.
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