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The malimbe is a type of xylophone from the Congo[1] which is described as having both male and female counterparts; the former has 15 wooden bars, the latter has nine.[2] "Malimbe" also refers to a lamellaphone or mbira type instrument amongst the Nyamwezi of Tanzania.[3]


  1. ^ Karen Halttunen, ed. (March 2008). A Companion to American Cultural History (1 ed.). Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated. p. 102. ISBN 9780631235668.
  2. ^ "Xylophone". Instrument Pages. University of Michigan. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008.
  3. ^ Robinson, N. Scott (2004). "Mbira". World Music and Percussion. Retrieved 2013.


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