A folk instrument popular in Russia, the balalaika is related to the lute, with a long, fretted neck, a triangular body, and three strings. This instrument is known by the same name in most languanges.
Also [Eng.] balalaika; [Fr.] balalaika (f); [Ger.] Balalaika (f); [It.] balalaika (f).
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