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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'We have already made provisions for them to have access to land as well, so that 60 acres of land being made available in Barbados to the Rastafarian community is the first step towards ensuring that they will not be left out of this.'
In line with the above, no women or men should enter Rastafarian holy grounds if they are ritually impure.
While Rastafarians view Ethiopia and Africa in a unified manner, the Ethiopian do not" (p.
Some Rastafarian inmates have been held in isolation since 1999 for refusing to cut their hair because of their religious beliefs.
Overall, From Garvey to Marley is a welcome addition to a growing body of literature known as Rastafarian Studies.
And even when I got my first Test cap I had dreads and a beard!" His commitment to the cause has also seen Bobo wearing Rastafarian colour laces in his boots on match days.
A UNIQUE link-up between Rastafarians and police officers is aiming to drive down crime in a city community.
A STAR of last night's Britain's Got Talent once had his act cut short after he used offensive racist jokes and ran about in a Rastafarian wig.
For example, their song "Universal Soldier," a traditional rabble-rouser in the tradition of Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier," opens with a spaced-out electronica vibe before turning political, with the timely sentiment, "If you wanna liberate a country/Make sure its people agree." Elsewhere, the band puts a Rastafarian spin on Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is."
Noel Erskine offers us another important contribution to the maturing scholarship on Rastafarian religion and culture.
A MIDLAND Rastafarian claims he was unfairly dismissed as a tailor when he turned down a proposition for a foursome.
The police charged members of the Rastafarian sect with that assault.