charangos

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Scope note
Small, fretted, plucked lutelike instruments of the Andes region of South America, existing in many shapes and with differing numbers of strings; of the two main types, one is of wood and flat-backed, the other has a round back of armadillo shell.
charangos
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024