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<nowiki>kobyz; kobyz; Кобыз; Kobys; 库布孜; Kobyz; コブズ; kobyz; Кылкубыз; kobyz; Kobuz; Кобиз; kobyz; 庫布孜; 库布孜; Qoʻbiz; kobuz; Қобыз; Кобыз; 库布孜; 코비즈; ancient Turkic bowed string instrument; kazakstanilainen jousisoitin; Қылқобыз; コブィズ; コブス; Qobyz; kobyz; gobuz; qobuz; qobyz; qobyz; qobuz; kopuz; kumuzi; kılkopuz; kyl kyyak; kyl-kobyz; 阔布孜; Кубыз (кыллы-сызгычлы музыка коралы)</nowiki>
ancient Turkic bowed string instrument
Кобыз на почтовой марке
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Kobyz (or kyl-kobyz;  In Kazakh: қобыз) is an ancient Kazakh en:string instrument. It has two strings made of horsehair. The resonating cavity is usually covered with goat leather.

In the 1930s, when the first folk instrument orchestras were established in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, a new kind of kobyz came into existence. It now had four metallic strings and thus became closer to a violin.

For similar shaped instruments, see Ghaychak (Persia), Kobyz (Kazakhstan), Kyl kyyak (Kyrgyzstan), Sarinda (India & Nepali), Dhodro banam (Santhals in East India) Sarangi (Nepali), etc.

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