balafon

noun
bal·​a·​fon | \ˈba-lə-ˌfōn, -ˌfän\
variants: or less commonly balafo \ ˈba-​lə-​fō \ or balaphon \ ˈba-​lə-​ˌfōn , -​ˌfän \
plural balafons also balafos or balaphons

Definition of balafon 

: a West African xylophone with gourd resonators

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History and Etymology for balafon

French & Bambara; French balafon, from Bambara balafo to play the xylophone, from bala xylophone

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