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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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Practice (Maureen Daniels, RN, MN and Leonie Rastas, RN, MSN, Co-Chairs).
A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s?This pipe dream of every self-respecting ganja aficionado is becoming reality again thanks to the horticultural talents of a scientist in Jamaica.
Mwendwa further argued that the school rules forbid dreadlocks and that there is no where it says Rastas shouldn't be educated.
(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. He said: "A Jamaican would probably say: 'Me goal is to reach heaven'.
Garvey certainly knew about their religious belief because Rastas were in the news at that time.
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.