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Rastafarianism or Rastafari is an Africa-centered religion in which the Emperor Haile Selassie (1892–1975) is revered as the black messiah. The religion draws its name from the emperor's precoronation name, Ras Tafara Makonnen. Ras literally means “head” in Amharic and is ...

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