no , what i meant was the religion of Rastafari. The Rastafarian lifestyle usually includes ritual use of marijuana, avoidance of alcohol, the wearing of one's hair in " dreadlocks" , and vegetarianism.
One of the most visible practices of Rastafarians is the wearing of one's hair in dreadlocks . Dreadlocks have several purposes and layers of meaning for Rastafarians, including:
the biblical command not to cut one's hair (Leviticus 21:5)
the appearance of the lion's mane, representing strength, Africa, Ethiopia, and the Lion of Judah
naturalness and simplicity, which are associated with Africa
the Rasta's roots in Africa
so apart from the spanish translation , i believe that the word "rasta" does not mean dreadlocks but is highly correlated with the Rastafarian way of life / culture. saying " those dreads are very rasta/rastafarian" is like seeing a girl wearing a hijab and saying that it looks very islamic.
Allison Ruthless said:
Are you using that as a pun? Rasta rejects isms and schisms, they are the opposite of inity(unity). Of course the topic of this thread, so far as I've seen, is just people deciding that dreads are synonymous with rasta, or wanting people who google rasta to see their dreads. Orrrr just plain posers lol.
Mahesa Wong Anabrang said:
has a lot to do with Rastafarian-isme