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Rastafarianism

noun Ras·ta·far·i·an·ism \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of RASTAFARIANISM

:  a religious movement among black Jamaicans that teaches the eventual redemption of blacks and their return to Africa, employs the ritualistic use of marijuana, forbids the cutting of hair, and venerates Haile Selassie as a god

First Known Use of RASTAFARIANISM

1968

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