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The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a spiritual movement. It arose in the 1930s in Jamaica, a country with a predominantly Christian culture where 98% of the people were the black descendants of slaves. Most of its adherents worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930–1974), as God incarnate, the Second Advent, or the reincarnation of Jesus. Members of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastas, or Rastafari. The movement is sometimes referred to as "Rastafarianism", but this term is considered derogatory and offensive by some Rastas, who, being highly critical of "isms" (which they see as a typical part of "Babylon culture"), dislike being labelled as an "ism" themselves.
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1. a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
(hypernym) youth subculture
(member-meronym) Rastafarian, Rasta
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nm. Rastafarian, member of the Jamaican religion of Rastafarianism
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nm. rastafari, a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in 1950
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nm. Rastafarian, member of the Jamaican religion of Rastafarianism (aspires to freedom and equality of black people and holds that the Messiah is present)
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