Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie I

[hahy-lee suh-las-ee, -lah-see]
noun
(Ras Tafari) 1891–1975, emperor of Ethiopia 1930–74: in exile 1936–41.
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Haile Selassie (ˈhaɪlɪ səˈlæsɪ)
 
n
title of Ras Tafari Makonnen. 1892--1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930--36; 1941--74). During the Italian occupation of Ethiopia (1936--41), he lived in exile in England. He was a prominent figure in the Pan-African movement: deposed 1974

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