Duduk

Duduk

The duduk (Armenian: դուդուկ), traditionally known since antiquity as a Ծիրանափող (tsiranapogh) is a traditional woodwind instrument indigenous to Armenia. Variations of it are popular in the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The English word is often used generically for a family of ethnic instruments including the doudouk (դուդուկ), tsiranapogh ծիրանափող, balaban, mey or narmeh-ney. The word itself is a loanword ultimately derived from the Turkish düdük, likely of onomatopoeic origin.