Falasha

noun
Fa·​la·​sha | \ fə-ˈlä-shə How to pronounce Falasha (audio) \
plural Falasha or Falashas

Definition of Falasha

dated, offensive
: a member of the Beta Israel community

First Known Use of Falasha

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Falasha

Amharic fälaša

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“Falasha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falasha. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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