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What I assume is the name of the kamancheh in Persian is linked to an article in the English Wikipedia; could somebody change it to point to the article in the Persian Wikipedia? --Joel7687 10:27, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Taken care of. --jonsafari 14:32, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Farsi meaning[edit]

So, what is the meaning of the word in Farsi - violinette or little bow?

Thanks in advance for clarification. --Amir E. Aharoni 17:10, 6 September 2006 (UTC)


I agree that this article has to be merged with Kamancheh. Same instrument, different spellings. Also, Kemenche (which sadly enough can also be spelled in several ways, including Kemence, not to be confused with Hungarian town) is an instrument with the same name, and probably same origin. Perhaps merging all three of these instruments into one article wouldn't be such a bad idea. Avetik 14:59, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

I don't have a problem merging with Kamancha, but it seems that Kemenche is sufficiently different to merit separate articles. –jonsafari 21:51, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
What would be your suggestion about describing name of this instrument in more or less consistent manner? To my knowledge there is not a one standard or even preferred way to spell the name of this instrument in English, do you agree? What would you recommend? Avetik 21:03, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


I have removed the Azerbaijan as being a country where Kamancheh has originated from. Since Kamancheh is a very old instrument and is a Persian instrument originally from Persia, even though there are no dated sources as when the instrument was made and used, Azerbaijan cannot be a country of origin of the instrument. Please provide a verifiable source as how is this instrument related to the Azerbaijan and when was this instrument used by Azeri people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Flavallee (talkcontribs) 00:52, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

quiz of the century[edit]

concerning the edit I would like to ask the editors of this page: is the lead paragraph (or article as whole) a place for mentioning "A kamancheh is depicted on the bank note X of country Y"?--Xashaiar (talk) 16:47, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

In my opinion, the fact that the Azerbaijani government considers this musical instrument of enough symbolic significance to depict it in its currency is interesting to our readership, and worthy of mention in a single, short sentence.
A government's decision to showcase the instrument as a symbol of a culture (for that is what the banknote depiction connotes) is quite interesting. – To be honest, I cannot understand why this fact wouldn't belong in the article.
Notice however that I did not add the sentence to "the lead paragraph", but as the very last sentence of the article dealing with the kamancheh itself (diff.). - Best, Ev (talk) 18:24, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

I've given a third opinion over at Talk:Tar (lute). --Eivind (t) 18:29, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Similar instruments[edit]

Some expert help is needed here and in kemençe to prevent unnecessary edit war among laymen. Regards. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 22:20, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

The slight differences between kamancheh and the Turkish version, "kabak kemane". If we are not going to mention kabak kemane in this article, then we should make another one for it. Regards. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 21:15, 1 July 2014 (UTC)