Name: Arbajo.
Type: Chordophones > Composite > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.5
Area: Lamjung District & Kasliwal District.
Country: Nepal.
Region: South Asia.

Description: A lute from Nepal that is a largely extinct lute. Now superseded by the smaller bowed sarinda. Some of the few musicians who still play the arbajo are of the Gaine caste. In the Lamjung District and Kasliwal District of Western Nepal.

Citations: Bibliography: Bibliography: Alison Arnold ~ South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent ~ Taylor & Francis pp. 698 ISBN 978-0-8240-4946-1 ; Carol Tingey ~ Auspicious music in a changing society: The Damai Musicians of Nepal. Heritage Publishers ISBN 978-81-7026-193-3 Websites:

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