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'Bouri' I thought, was an old Hellenic word. It is a very hard to believe that a term used since 1000 AD can be Turkish and not directly from Persian origin only, if it is not strictly a Greek etymology.
It has a commonly used root in many other Greek word. There was no name for the people now called Turks, 1000 years ago either; they probably would have been refered to as Mongol. The name Turk or Tur-tur is a varaition on the word bar-bar-os or barbarian and was first referenced by the Byzatines.
What does 'bouri' mean in Turkish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:36, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Bouri is not Turkish. It may come from the Spanish word "burro" which means donkey. --E4024 (talk) 20:20, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, bouri is not a turkish word. But tambouri's root is not came from bouri.. When u look at the root's of Raki you see same think(Arak(arabic)-->Raki(turkish)-->Rakija(balkan)). A lot of word came from Arabic, Persian and Indian roots. And Greeks speell different because of their language and alphabets and turks speel different. You must remember this 100 year ago greeks and turkish not different(not seperable) nations.. This very very natural most of are same at Turkish culture and greek culture.
The name derives from pandur, a Sumerian term for long-necked lutes.
Tambur at same word but different instrument
From China to Greek there are a lot of instrument that called as Tambur but only Greek and Turkish(only at Turkey not other turks) tambur is same. Baglama and tambur relaeted instrument are classifed by their size and (they called "saz" and same with FYROM) cura < cura bağlama(it close with greek baglamas) < bağlama < divan sazı < meydan sazı < tambura < tambur 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:40, 20 March 2013 (UTC)