Definition of Falasha in English:

Falasha

noun

  • A member of a group of people in Ethiopia who hold the Jewish faith but use Ge'ez rather than Hebrew as a liturgical language. The Falashas were not formally recognized as Jews until 1975, and many of them were airlifted to Israel in 1984–5 and after.

Origin

Amharic, literally exile, immigrant.

Pronunciation:

Falasha

/fəˈlɑːʃə/