Definition of Haile Selassie in English:

Haile Selassie

Pronunciation /ˌhīlē səˈlasē/ /ˌhaɪli səˈlæsi/

proper noun

  • (1892–1975), emperor of Ethiopia 1930–74; born Tafari Makonnen. In exile in Britain during the Italian occupation of Ethiopia 1936–41, he was restored to the throne by the Allies and ruled until he was deposed by a military coup.