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n. refering to people practicing Rastafarianism, a beleif that Haile Selassie a.k.a. Tafari Makonnen a.k.a. Ras Tafari (ras meaning duke, or head; tafari meaning trinity, or power of three in Amharic, the most widely used language of Ethiopia)was and is the second coming of Christ.see also Rastafari
n. referring (incorrectly) to any person having dreadlocks
people sus pan rasta because they fear truth; but rasta never molest a man, and those with evil in their hearts fear him, fear the power of Jah, of I and I.
by truthbtold October 21, 2003
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A rasta or rastafarian is someone who follows the religion of Rastafarianism.

There are some "poser" rastas, that only call themselves rastas, so that they can dread their hair and smoke weed.

The smoking of weed is considered a way of speaking to their god, Jah. Rastafarians do read and follow the bible, and they helped shape Jamaica's people nowadays.
A true rastafarian praises Jah with all his might.
by Anonymous 292323823 May 21, 2005
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The Rastafarian religion originated in Africa. It is often associated with the poorer black population of Jamaica. It is not just a religion, but a way of life. Rastafarians speak out against; poverty, oppression and inequality.....not just religious ideas but global problems. Rastafarians will use the Bible for guidence, although it is interpreted through black eyes.
rasta mon vibrashon
by Nooch January 01, 2004
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4.
A person who lives for Jah, and praises him with his/Her every might.
They use the bible, but don't really look into the Jesus part of it.
They might have dread locks.
And most use weed to connect to Jah in a new way, and see stuff in a diffrent light.
Bob Marley was a true Rasta who used his music to spread the good, and bad news to people. And connect with Jah.
by !SierraSunshine! May 08, 2009
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5.
Adjective relating to the Rastafarian Movement. It denotes peace, respect, and degree of greatness on a scale based on Rastafarian references. It can also be used as a greeting.
"It's good to see you again, man! Rasta!"
"Bob Marley is fucking Rasta! But George Bush is fucking not!"
by Evil Aldo May 27, 2008
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n. referring to cultural and roots reggae music which follow Rastafarianism, but not limited to, and includes early dancehall and lovers rock. Most particularly the genre of reggae released during the early 1970s to mid 1980s.

This reference term is not universally used, but is more widely popular by reggae listeners in California; notably the Southern California regions.
"I’m in the mood for some Rasta!"
"This Rasta tune is sick!”
“Hugh Mundell was a great Rasta singer!”
by Blazin_Assassin March 21, 2011
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Any black person who is aware of his/her African roots. You don't necessarily have to be a RastafarI to be a Rasta.
Every true black person is rasta
by Dasekan Kamin Afameza December 26, 2010
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