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mbira

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noun mbi·ra \em-ˈbir-ə\

Definition of mbira

  1. :  an African musical instrument that consists of a wooden or gourd resonator and a varying number of tuned metal or wooden strips that vibrate when plucked



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Origin and Etymology of mbira

Shona


First Known Use: circa 1911

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