balafon(redirected from Balaphon)
bal·a·fonor bal·a·phone (bäl′ə-fōn′)
A large, usually pentatonic xylophone of West African origin, consisting of resonating gourds of graduated sizes under wooden bars which are struck with mallets.
[French balafon, from Maninka bala fɔ, to play the balafon (from bala, balafon + fɔ, to say, speak, play an instrument) or from a kindred source in another Mande language.]
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