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The njarka is a small fiddle made from a gourd, with one gut string, which is native to Mali.[1][2] Ali Farka Touré was a notable njarka player.[3]


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  3. ^ Stanton, Andrea L.; Ramsamy, Edward; Seybolt, Peter J.; Carolyn M. Elliott (2012-01-05). Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications. p. 226. ISBN 9781412981767. Retrieved 27 May 2013.