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charango

[ chuh-rang-goh ]
/ tʃəˈræŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural cha·ran·gos.
a small South American guitar made from the shell of an armadillo or similar animal and having two to five strings.
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Origin of charango

First recorded in 1870–75; from Spanish, alteration of charanga “brass band”; imitative of the sound
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