[fah-lah-shuh, fuh-]
noun, plural Falashas (especially collectively) Falasha.
a member of an Ethiopian people who speak a Hamitic language and who practice a form of Judaism.
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Falasha (fəˈlæʃə)
n , pl -sha, -shas
a member of a tribe of Black Ethiopian Jews
[from Amharic, from fälasi stranger]

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"dark-skinned Jewish tribe of Abyssinia," 1710, from Ethiop., lit. "exiled, wanderer, immigrant," from falasa "he wandered."
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