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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
References in periodicals archive ?
"Pentecostals and Rastafarians: Cultural, political, and gender relations of two religious movements." Social and Economic Studies, Vol.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- During a smooth three-day state visit to this predominantly Protestant Caribbean nation, Pope John Paul II addressed a concern shared by Jamaican intellectuals and the island's African-nationalist Rastafarians: the church's role in the colonial slave trade.
But should the dad have been tolerant of the intolerant school rules against Rastafarians?
Other minority religious groups include Rastafarians, Hindus, Buddhists, and members of the Baha'i Faith.
In 1992, David Hinds challenged the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission in a US court, asserting that their cab drivers discriminated against black people in general and Rastafarians in particular
RASTAFARIANS last night protested in front of the Queen during her Golden Jubilee tour.
Rastafarians, Jehovah's Witnesses and the Church of Scientology could all benefit from new Government anti-discrimination laws.
Minority religious groups and denominations, whose members ranged in number from 1.6 percent to 0.2 percent of the population, included Rastafarians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Anglicans, and Muslims.
This includes such enlightened opinions as: 'subsidies for museums in England are henceforth to be made dependent upon the numbers of people from ethnic minorities who enter them: so if Rastafarians can't be persuaded to look at the works of Piero della Francesca, there will come a time when, for lack of funds, no-one may look at them.'
Two Rastafarians have been arrested following the scenes of carnage on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
Rita Marley, widow of reggae legend Bob, was among Rastafarians - who believe Selassie to be God - at the ceremony.
As he explained to court he quoted sections of bible which he claims the Rastafarians follow.