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Topshur
A plucked chordophone played by the Mongols and the Manchus. In the Oilrad dialect of the Mongolian language, “Topshur” means “something to knock on”.

Topshur is a plucked chordophone played by the Mongols and the Manchus. In the Oilrad dialect of the Mongolian language, “Topshur” means “something to knock on”. Used in solos, folk songs and folk dance accompaniments, the instrument is very popular among the people. It is prevalent in some areas of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, such as Wenquan County, Bole County and Jinghe County of Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, as well as Nilka County of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Hoboksar Mongol Autonomous County of Tacheng Prefecture and Northeast China.

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