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 or duduk (դուդուկ), pronounced [duˈduk], also tsiranapogh ծիրանափող, pronounced [ʦiɾɑnɑˈpʰoʁ], literally "apricot horn" in Armenian), the düdük or mey in Turkey, the duduki in Georgia, the balaban (or düdük) in Azerbaijan, the narmeh-ney in Iran, the duduka or dudka in Russia and Ukraine. The word itself is a loanword ultimately derived from Turkish "düdük", likely of onomatopoeic origin. During the Ottoman occupation of Armenia, usage of the word "duduk" displaced the original of name the instrument, which was known since antiquity as a Tsiranapogh (Armenian: Ծիրանափող). The word dudka in Slavic languages is a diminutive of duda and is of native Slavic origin. This instrument is not to be confused with the northwestern Bulgarian folk instrument of the same name (see below, Balkan duduk).
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