Mí-gyaùng [mi kyaung, mijaun](Burmese: ‘crocodile zither’)
[mi kyaung, mijaun](Burmese: ‘crocodile zither’)
Tube zither of Myanmar, carved of wood in the shape of a crocodile with extended head and tail. It has three metal strings which pass over eight to ten raised movable frets on the flat top of the instrument and fasten to tuning pegs near the tail. This zither is related to similar instruments distributed widely in Southeast Asia. While the crocodile shape is not always found elsewhere, the reptilian name remains in variants such as the Thai ...