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Rastafarians

(Ras Tafarians; from Ras [Prince] Tafari, precoronation name of Haile Selassie [1892–1975; b. Hararar, Ethiopia; king of Ethiopia 1928, emp. 1930–74]). Pol.-religious movement among Jamaican Blacks who regard Haile Selassie as a divine being and the Blacks as the true Jews; their beliefs can be traced to the Back-to-Africa* Movement. Spokesmen included Bob Marley of reggae music fame, who died 1981 at 36.


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