rebana

re·ba·na | \rə-ˈbä-nə \
variants: or less commonly rabana
plural rebana also rabana

Definition of rebana 

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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