Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology
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."
|Title||Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology|
|Published||February 15, 2017|
|Last Updated||January 31, 2021|
|MLA Citation||“Rastafarian Etymology and Terminology.” ReligionFacts.com. 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/rastafarianism/etymology>|