rebana

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re·ba·na \rə-ˈbä-nə\
variants: less commonly

rabana

Definition of rebana

plural

rebana

also

rabana

  1. :  any of various diverse drums of Malaysia and Indonesia used especially in Muslim religious ceremonies In fact rebana is a general term for certain drums in Malaysia, many of which are frame drums … — Matt Dean, The Drum, 2012 In 1724, Valentijn mentioned that four or more twelve-year-old girls danced and sang at Ternate to the accompaniment of a rabana, a round, not very thick drum, played with a small gong. — Virginia Matheson Hooker, Culture and Society in New Order Indonesia, 1993

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1847

First Known Use of rebana

1847


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