Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: G3 E4 A4 D4
Country: Tunisia, Algeria.
Regional: North Africa.
Description: The Kwitra [also kouitra and quitra in Arabic الكوترة or عود أندلسي] literally Andalusian Oud having eight strings in four courses. is a stringed instrument from Algeria and Tunisia. It is a regional instrument in the Lute family of instruments, related to Italian chitarra.