Kulibit

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The kulibit is a type of tube zither played by the Kalinga people of the Philippines. The instrument consists of a long tube of bamboo which has been slit to allow five or six strands of the bamboo husk to be played as "strings".[1]

The instrument is also played by the Bontoc and Tinguian people who call it the kollitong, and the Manobo and Tiruray people, who call it the saluray, togo,[2] or takumbu.[3]

These types of instruments, in which a portion of the body of the instrument serves as a strings, are referred to as idiochords. A similar instrument is found in Madagascar, the valiha, though modern valihas may use separate metal or plastic strings.

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