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Nay, National Uzbek Music Instrument

Instrument of Uzbek Music, Nay

The Nay is an end-blown flute. In some of musical traditions, it is the only wind instrument used. The Nay has been played continuously for 4,500–5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use.


  • Dutor (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Rubob (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Tanbur (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Tor (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Ud (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Gʻijjak (spike fiddle)
  • Chang (struck zither)