- a member of an Ethiopian people who speak a Hamitic language and who practice a form of Judaism.
Examples from the Web for falasha
Historical Examples of falasha
Here they were heard of later under the name of Falasha Jews.The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela
Benjamin of Tudela
Then he asked his prisoner if he would again become a Falasha, or if he chose to risk being robbed or beheaded.
- a member of a tribe of Black Ethiopian Jews
Word Origin for Falasha
Word Origin and History for falasha
"dark-skinned Jewish tribe of Abyssinia," 1710, from Ethiopian, literally "exiled, wanderer, immigrant," from falasa "he wandered."