Definition of Rastafari in English:


Line breaks: Ras¦ta|fari
Pronunciation: /ˌrastəˈfɑːri


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
The Rastafarian movement: Rastafari history and culture
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  • My transition from the taken-for-granted God as the creator of the universe to a more agnostic position came through Rastafari.
  • The idea originated with the Pope's blessing of Mussolini's troops on their way to conquer Ethiopia, Rastafari's spiritual homeland.
  • I know this to be true not because I am an expert in Rastafari but because the group's manager told me.


from Ras Tafari, the name by which Haile Selassie was known (1916–30).

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