The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a percussion instrument; Uzbek, Tadzhik and Armenian paired ceramic kettledrums in the form of small clay vessels. In structure they are akin to the Georgian diplipito, which is sometimes known by the same name (or nagara).
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