Igil | Article about Igil by The Free Dictionary
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a Tuva stringed instrument played with a bow; among the Altaic peoples it is known as ikili, and among the Khakas as yykh. It has a wooden body and a soundboard made of hide. It has two hair strings, tuned at a fourth or a fifth.
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