Does the name Rastafarian refer to king Haile Selassie of Ethiopia?
Yes, Haile Selassie was born Tafari Makonnen, when he became older, Ras was added, it means head, or duke, sometimes prince. In 1928 he was elevated to Negus - king.
Rastafarians joined those units to give the name.
For ease, this is a quick precise from Wikipedia, bung in Haile Selassie to get the whole story.
by Mikal Smith6 years ago
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