Does the name Rastafarian refer to king Haile Selassie of Ethiopia?

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    laziziposted 7 years ago

    Does the name Rastafarian refer to king Haile  Selassie of Ethiopia?

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    MickSposted 7 years ago

    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.

 
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