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Biba Khuur - БИЙБА ХУУР - Mongolia String Music Instruments - ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ

The Biba was already known in the Xiognu period (3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD)in Mongolia.
Variants of Biwa (Japan), Bipa (Korea), Biba (Mongolia), Pipa (China) are known throughout Central and Eastern Asia. This musical instrument was one of the most popular. In Japan, the Biwa was "replaced" by the Shamisen in many areas. In Korea, the bipa is still played in the court music orchestra and at ritual ceremonies.