“was the term 'rasta' then coined as a spin off from those bearing the name sound of His Majesty(which the living in tune wit nature Heights is a aspect whil his Majesty has been the focus of worship chanting Nyahbinghi).. or was/is there a cultural group in existence wit that specific name sound?.. “
Not in my view and in the research I did many, many years ago.
The term Rasta evolved from Ra. Then Ras to mean wisdom and then it later evolved to Rasta: a state of consciousness as in the Egyptian confessions –entering the house of Rasta (spelt differently depending on the translation). It later evolved to mean, “head”. Leaders were considered to be the wise ones that is how it ended up in Amharic (semetic) as head.
As I said, sometime later on I would write the chronology and give sources. Not today.
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