falasha


falasha

noun, plural Fa·la·shas, (especially collectively) Fa·la·sha.

  1. a member of an Ethiopian people who speak a Hamitic language and who practice a form of Judaism.

noun plural -sha or -shas

  1. a member of a tribe of Black Ethiopian Jews
n.

“dark-skinned Jewish tribe of Abyssinia,” 1710, from Ethiopian, literally “exiled, wanderer, immigrant,” from falasa “he wandered.”

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