I have not been to Ethiopia but I do know Ethiopians who speak the Kings language. I also have been studying Amharic of and on for some years now.
I was told by my Ethiopian Idren that Fetari = creator and Tafari = he who inspires awe/fear. During the early days of the Rastafari moment, Idren who were trying to learn Amharic confused the meaning. It is a shame that people still are quoting such things as fact when there are plenty of Amharic resources to seek the truth from today.
Makonnen = angel
The complete title of Ras Tafari Makonnen means "Head angel who inspires awe/fear."
And as Empress Mama Afrika stated, there are quite a few Afrikan people who have shed light on the power of Kemet and her influence in the ancient world.
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