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A Ukrainian stringed instrument resembling a large asymmetrical lute with many strings, held vertically and plucked like a zither.
- The Ukrainians, who were given a huge reception when they took part in Saturday's parade wearing their traditional dress, play a 56-string instrument called the bandura and also sing.
- The bandura is an old instrument from the old days of the Kozak armies.
- Traditional folk instruments include the bandura, a variety of flutes, various fiddles and basses, drums and rattles, the bagpipe, the hurdy-gurdy, the Jew's harp, and the hammered dulcimer.
Ukrainian; compare with bandora.
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