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Ney anban
Other namesنی انبان
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Ney-anbān (Persian: نی انبان ‎, numerous Latin spellings), is a type of bagpipe which is popular in southern Iran, especially around Bushehr. The term ney-anban literally means "bag pipe",[1] but more specifically can refer to a type of droneless double-chantered bagpipes played in Southern Iran. This is similar to the Bahrainian jirba played by ethnic Iranians in the Persian Gulf islands.

In Bushehr, the ney-anban is used to accompany sarva, the singing of free-metre couplets.[2]


Latin spelling of the name of this pipe include: ney-hanbān, ney-anbun, ney ammbooni, nai-ambana hanbun, hanbuneh, nay-anban.[3]

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  1. ^ Edward Balfour (1873). Cyclopædia of India and of eastern and southern Asia, commercial, industrial and scientific: products of the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures. Scottish and Adelphi Presses. pp. 23–. Retrieved 25 August 2011. - Nai, signifies a reed, pipe, &c, and Anban or Anbanah, a bag made of the skin taken entire otf a sheep. It is a musical instrument not often seen in Persia beyond the Garmsir (or "warm region") about Bushahr
  2. ^ Ehsan Yar-Shater (1990). Encyclopaedia iranica. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 572. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ Jarahzadeh, Kamyar. "Music and Race Politics in the Iranian Persian Gulf: Shanbehzadeh and "Bandari"". Ajam Media Collective. Retrieved 2016-01-26.