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Scriptsተፈሪ Amharic

Meaning & History

Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.

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Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (born Tafari Makonnen) in c. 1971Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (born Tafari Makonnen) in c. 1971

Categories

emperors, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 11, 2018