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The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments.  The name banjo is commonly thought to be derived from the Kimbundu term mbanza. Some etymologists derive it from a dialectal pronunciation of "bandore" though recent research suggests that it may come from a Senegambian term for a bamboo stick formerly used for the instruments neck.


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