The world in tune: national musical instruments

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Koto - The koto is the national instrument of Japan. 

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Bouzouki - The music produced by the long-necked plucked bouzouki is considered the sound of Greece. Its distinctive form dates back to the Byzantine era.

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Charango - A type of guitar originating in South America in the 1700s, the charango can be considered the national instrument of Bolivia.

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Banjo - While the United States does not have an official, federally recognized national instrument, the banjo has long held a place as the de facto choice.

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Lijerica - Croatia's national instrument is the lijerica, a pear-shaped, three-stringed instrument that is played with a bow.

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Tres « - Developed from the 19th-century Spanish guitar, this instrument has become a defining characteristic of the son cubano musical genre.

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Rondador - Ecuador's national instrument is the rondador, a single-ranked panpipe with eight to 30 pipes, all of which are closed at one end.

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Celtic harp - The Celtic harp is a triangular frame harp traditional to the Celtic nations of northwest Europe. 

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Kantele - In Finland, the kantele is regarded as the country's national instrument.

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Waldzither - Germany's national instrument is the waldzither, which translates into English as the "forest zither."

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Bandura - Musicians who play the bandura, Ukraine's national instrument, are referred to as bandurists.

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Daf - Pakistan claims the daf as its national musical instrument. But this ancient frame drum is ubiquitous in Iran, Uzbekistan, and other central Asian countries.

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Rabab - The rabab is the national musical instrument of Afghanistan, where it has been played for centuries.

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