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Noun1.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
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
Jamaica - a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
Rasta, Rastafarian - follower of Rastafarianism
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Torito acudio a Salvame Deluxe para llevar a cabo su promesa y cortarse una de sus senas de identidad: <<Empieza mi vida sin rastas despues de 15 anos.
9) Nevertheless, today Zimbabwe is host to Rastas belonging to different varieties of groups, such as Nyahbinghi, Bobo Shanti, and Twelve Tribes.
Vis delto butent unikalus rastas nuo priesistoriniu laiku suteike kinams galimybe sekmingai komunikuoti, suvienyti skirtingomis tarmemis kalbancius regionus.
Taisyklingasis (standartinis, tikrasis) rastas (kaishu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], zhengshu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], arba zhenshu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (6 pav.
The poet said there are many Caribbean accents and subtle differences between the language used by Jamaicans and Rastas.
You guys always have some pretty good shit going throughout every mag, but I just got to ask, what exactly is going on with the over-representation of the Rastas last issue?
Garvey certainly knew about their religious belief because Rastas were in the news at that time.
Practice (Maureen Daniels, RN, MN and Leonie Rastas, RN, MSN, Co-Chairs).
Although small communities of Rastas exist in Brazil (De Cosmo 1999), Panama, Nicaragua, as well as some Francophone (Savishinsky 1994b) and Lusophone African countries, the linguistic barrier has barred many non-English speakers from understanding and appreciating reggae's lyrics and in so doing largely inhibited Rastafari's spread in these countries.
Margaret Polack, a Rasta teacher who also runs the Sister Tree theater company in the United Kingdom, says that Rastas are "a group of people who go under the name of Rastafari.
Ever since their appearance in Jamaica the 1930s, Rastas have wedded a social political philosophy to Judeo-Christian scripture and its messianic tradition.
Inner London Crown Court heard that rastas believe cannabis - "herbs" are a "a sacred commodity", an aid to worship, a medicine, and a source of income.