a member of a people formerly living chiefly in Ethiopia and now in Israel and practicing a form of the Jewish faith: also called Ethiopian Jew: the group calls itself Beta Israel, “the House of Israel”
Origin of FalashaAmharic, literally , exile, immigrant
nounpl. Falasha or Fa·la·shas Often Offensive
An Ethiopian Jew.
Origin of FalashaAmharic f&adie;laša, from f&adie;laš, migrant, active participle of f&adie;ll&adie;s&adie;, to migrate; see plš in Semitic roots.