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



BrE BrE//ˌræstəˈfeəriənɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌræstəˈferiənɪzəm//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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a Jamaican religious movement 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: Types of belief