Fa·​la·​sha fə-ˈlä-shə How to pronounce Falasha (audio)
plural Falasha or Falashas
dated, offensive
: a member of the Beta Israel community

Word History


Amharic fälaša

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Falasha was in 1710

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“Falasha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falasha. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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