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The onugadu is a Maldivian musical instrument made of a piece of bamboo which is scored horizontally and rasped with a stick.[1] One source describes it as having "an eerie, gamelan-like sound."[2]


  1. ^ Sarah Piccioli, Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette. Le Petit Futé Maldives. Petit Futé, 2008. ISBN 2-7469-2359-9, ISBN 978-2-7469-2359-1. Pg 80.(in French)
  2. ^ Kirsten Ellis, Dominic (PHT) Sansoni. The Maldives. Passport Books, 1992. ISBN 0-8442-9694-5, ISBN 978-0-8442-9694-4. Pg 57