This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Russian. (October 2015) Click [show] for important translation instructions.
View a machine-translated version of the Russian article.
Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
A piyāla (Persian: پیاله, Kurdish: پیاڵە, Urdu: پیال), also called piola, piyola (Uzbek: piyola, IPA: [pɨjɒlá]), piala (Russian: пиала́[pʲɪɐˈla]) or chini (Kyrgyz: чыны, Kazakh: шыны, from China) is a small ceramic bowl used throughout Central Asia for drinking tea. It is similar to the East Asian chawan. Piyālas may be used for other beverages too, such as kymyz, though traditionally a full-size bowl (called kese) is used for cold and hot beverages.