Rastafarianism

Rastafarianism

[ras-tuh-fair-ee-uh-niz-uhm, -fahr-, rah-stuh-]
noun
a religious cult, originally of Jamaica, that regards Africa as the Promised Land, to which all true believers will someday return, and the late Haile Selassie I, former emperor of Ethiopia, as the messiah.

Origin:
Rastafarian + -ism

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rastafarianism

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 
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