Type: Idiophones > Lamellophones > Idioglot > Jawharps > Tension >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 121.21
Area: Peninsular Malaysia.
Region: South East Asia.
Description: The Rangoyd is an idioglot jawharp that is played by the Lanoh people of Peninsular Malaysia. Analagous to the related jawharp, the rangun of the Jahai people in Vietnam. As such this instrument is used in addressing the forest spirits.
Construction: The Rangoyd is made from the midrib of a palm leaf and played by pulling a short length of rattan string attached to the end of the instrument.
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Oxford museum online / Rangoyd article byTrân Quang Hai, revised by Patricia Matusky ;