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Bobo is a term used to refer to a particular sect or branch within the Rastafarian movement. The Bobo Shanti, also known as the Bobo Ashanti, are known for their strict adherence to Rastafarian principles, traditional practices, and distinctive appearance, including wearing turbans and growing their hair in long dreadlocks.

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Babylon , Ball head , Blessed , Bobo dread ,

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Iyaric: The Language of Rastafari

One of the key elements of the Rastafari language is the use of what is called "Iyaric," a form of Jamaican Patois that is considered to be the "holy language" of Rastafarians. Iyaric, also known as Dread Talk, is the Rastafari language created in defiance of English as an imposed colonial language that facilitated the loss of African languages among enslaved Afro-Caribbeans.

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