Tammaṭa [tammaṭe, tammaṭṭai]
- Alastair Dick
South Indian (Dravidian) names for the frame drum of Andhra Pradesh (tammaṭa), Karnataka (tammaṭe), and Tamil Nadu (tammaṭṭai). They occur also in the forms tappaṭe, tambaṭṭam, etc. The drums are of an indigenous Indian type, ring-laced and with a metal frame.B.C. Deva: Musical Instruments of India: their History and Development...