Definition of Falasha in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈläSHə/

noun (plural same or Falashas)

often offensive
A member of a group of people in Ethiopia who hold the Jewish faith but use Ge’ez rather than Hebrew as a liturgical language. The Falashas were not formally recognized as Jews until 1975, and many of them were airlifted to Israel in 1984–85 and after.


Early 18th century: Amharic, literally 'exile, immigrant'.

Words that rhyme with Falasha

Asher, clasher, flasher, lasher, masher, Natasha, pasha, rasher, Sasha, slasher, smasher, thrasher

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Syllabification: Fa·la·sha

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