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Scope note
Vertical flutes of Southern Africa, with three finger holes. They are similar to the ombgwes of the Katanga people of Zimbabwe, in that they are made with stopped canes, which are fit into a hollow nsala fruit shell. The flute is played by blowing across a hole in the shell.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024