djembe

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djem·be

 (jĕm′bĕ)
n.
A goblet-shaped hand drum of West African origin.

[French djembé, from Mande jenbe.]
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djembe

(ˈdʒɛmbɛ)
n
(Instruments) a W African drum played by beating with the hand
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