Buzuq (Arabic:بزق; also transliterated bozuq, bouzouk, buzuk etc.) is a long-necked fretted lute related to the Greek bouzouki and Turkish saz (baglama). It is an essential instrument in the Rahbani brothers' repertoire, but it is not classified among the classical instruments of Arab or Turkish music.
The name of the instrument may come from Turkish bozuk (broken or disorderly), it refers to Bozuk düzen bağlama, a type of Turkish baglama. Another theory on the origin of the name is that it comes from the Persian expression tanbur e bozorg, meaning a large tanbur style lute.
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