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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A religious and political movement originating in Jamaica in the 1930s that bases its doctrine on selections from the Bible and regards Ethiopia as the Promised Land and Haile Selassie I as a messiah, with many members advocating nonviolence and rejecting materialism.

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  • proper noun A religion that emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of biblical prophecy and rising black aspirations.

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  • noun a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Ras Tafari, Makonnen, former name of Haile Selassie I, proclaimed a divine being by adherents : Amharic ras, head, prince; see rℵš in Semitic roots + Amharic täfäri, feared, participle of täfärra, to be feared, derived stem of färra, to fear, respect; see prh in Semitic roots.]

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Rastafarian +‎ -ism, from Amharic ራስተፈሪ (Ras Tafari, "alternative name of Haile Selassie of Ethiopia"), from ራስ (ras, "chief, head") (from Arabic رأس (ra's)) + ተፈሪ (tafari, "to be feared, fearsome"), from ፈራ (fara, "to fear")

Examples

  • D, I chose pedant ism to indicate more of day to day, lifestyle, immersive kind of application - as in Rastafarianism or communism, rather than the actual episode of nitpicking [pedantry] that is mercifully brief.

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  • A chapter on Max Romeo's "War Ina Babylon" includes a thorough précis of Rastafarianism, the roots of reggae and Jamaican national politics; even the price of the island's native ­aluminum ore figures in.

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  • Did you know there are more followers of Rastafarianism in the United States than there are Scientologists?

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  • Did you know there are more followers of Rastafarianism in the United States than there are Scientologists?

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  • He's a physically towering figure who operates at a mystical junction of Judaism and Rastafarianism, combining dancehall with elements of hip-hop, such as beatboxing.

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  • After he has read, Barry Chevannes, a brilliant scholar on Rastafarianism and one of the key cultural leaders and intellectuals on the island, reads.

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  • How the reggae artists got to that place of seeing no inherent contradiction between the sensual and the spiritual can be traced to many things, not the least of which would be the multiple cultural sources that fed Rastafarianism — from African to India.

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  • She told me that homosexuality is heavily discouraged under Rastafarianism, one of the religious bodies on the islands.

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  • EW: Not really into Rastafarianism, but just, likes dreads.

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  • Today, the philosophy of Bambaataa's Zulu Nation feels like an improbable cross between Garveyism and Buddhism, with some Islam and Rastafarianism thrown in for good measure.

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