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Monks playing dong lingm at Lhuentse Dzong

The lingm (Dzongkha གླིངམ་, Wylie: glingm)[1] is a type of flute indigenous to Bhutan.[2] The lingm, the dramyin (lute) and the chiwang (fiddle) comprise the basic instrumental inventory for traditional Bhutanese folk music.[1]

There are two varieties of lingm: the dong lingm (གདོང་གླིངམ་ Wylie: gdong-glingm), which is front-blown; and the zur lingm (ཟུར་གླིངམ་, Wylie: zur-glingm), which is side-blown.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Kinga, Sonam (2003). "The Attributes and Values of Folk and Popular Songs" (PDF). Journal of Bhutan Studies. 3 (1): 132–170. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  2. ^ Dorji, C. T (1994). History of Bhutan Based on Buddhism. Sangay Xam; Prominent Publishers. p. 15. ISBN 81-86239-01-4. Retrieved 2011-10-30.