Definition of Rastafarian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌræstəˈfeəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌræstəˈferiən//
(informal Rasta) Religious people, Types of belief
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a member of a Jamaican religious group which worships the former Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and which believes that black people will one day return to Africa. Rastafarians often wear dreadlocks and have other distinguishing patterns of behaviour and dress. See related entries: Religious people, Types of belief

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