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date: 05 December 2019

Bināyo [kom mikalā, khaprāṅg]locked

  • Mireille Helffer
  • , revised by Gert-Matthias Wegner
  •  and Simonne Bailey


[kom mikalā, khaprāṅg]

Bamboo Jew’s harp of Nepal. It is about 6 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, narrowing halfway along its length. An idioglot tongue is cut following the outline of the frame and free at the narrow end. The bināyo is used by the Rai and Limbu people of East Nepal and other ethnic groups. The Thakali of the Annapurna region call it ...

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