Rastafarianism

Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology

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Definition: Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology
Ras Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia in 1930.

Followers of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastafarians, Rastafaris, Rastas, or Ras Tafarians. The movement is named for Ras Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia in 1930. Some Rastafaris dislike the term "Rastafarianism" because they reject the "isms and schisms" that characterize oppressive and corrupt white society. The movement is referred to as "the Rastafari movement," "Rasta," or "Rastafari."

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Title Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology
Published
Last UpdatedJanuary 31, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/rastafarianism/etymology
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MLA Citation “Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology.” ReligionFacts.com. 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/rastafarianism/etymology>