Rastafarian


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Rastafarian

(răs-tă-fă′rē-ăn)
A religious cult that originated in Jamaica in the 1930s and has members in the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. It is of medical importance because cult members' dietary practices may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency with subsequent neurological disease, megaloblastic anemia, or both.
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Moreover, one would not normally expect to encounter a spandex-dressed, marijuana smoking Rastafarian cyclist in the middle of a very hot southwestern desert.
The town, 155 miles south of the capital Addis Ababa, has been home to hundreds of Rastafarians since Haile Selassie gave them land there.
Birmingham, and Handsworth in particular, is home to the biggest Rastafarian population outside Jamaica.
Thousands of Ethiopians and Rastafarians celebrated in Addis Ababa's main square yesterday as Ethiopia threw a birthday bash for the late reggae star Bob Marley, in what is billed as the country's largest concert.
The inmate, who practiced the Rastafarian religion, alleged that his beliefs were sincerely held and that wearing dreadlocks was a means of practicing his religion.
Arguably, the ragga girls were explicitly rejecting the chaste, submissive roles demanded of Rastafarian women.
Which brings me back to the Afro Caribbean cooperative and those Rastafarian woolly hats.
I played this character who was an Egyptian rastafarian antiques dealer so I had to smoke a bong - it's absolutely true.
Members of the Rastafarian community continued to complain that law enforcement officials unfairly targeted them.
Hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans embraced Haile as their living god and head of the Rastafarian religious movement.
Headed by Jamaican Rastafarian Mahlon, it focuses on chicken, fish and veggie dishes with some of the best names since bang bang chicken.
My thing is spiritual and let's leave it at that,'' said Banton, a recent convert to the Rastafarian faith.