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In its barest form, the hammered dulcimer is a trapezoid-shaped box with strings and bridges on the upper face.

The hammered dulcimer is considered a predecessor to the modern piano.

In use for thousands of years, the hammered dulcimer is played worldwide, and is known under a variety of different names:

Austria – Hackbrett
Belarus – Цымбалы (tsymbaly)
Belgium – Hakkebord
Brazil – saltério
Cambodia – khim
China – 扬琴 (yangqin)
Croatian – cimbal, cimbale
Czech Republic – cimbál
Denmark – hakkebrćt
France – tympanon
Germany – Hackbrett
Greece – santouri
Hungary – cimbalom
India – santoor
Iran – santur
Iraq – santur
Ireland – tiompan
Italy – salterio
Korea – yanggeum 양금
Laos – khim
Latgalia (Latvia) – cymbala
Latvia – cimbole
Lithuania – cimbalai, cimbolai
Mongolia - joochin
Netherlands – hakkebord
Norway - hakkebrett
Poland – cymbały
Portugal – saltério
Romania – ţambal
Russia – цимбалы tsimbaly, Дульцимер (dultsimer)
Serbia – цимбал (tsimbal)
Slovakia – cimbal
Slovenia – cimbale, oprekelj
Spain (and Spanish-speaking countries) – salterio, dulcémele
Sweden – hackbräde, hammarharpa
Switzerland – Hackbrett
Thailand – khim
Turkey – santur
Ukraine – Цимбали tsymbaly
United Kingdom – hammered dulcimer
United States – hammered dulcimer
Uzbekistan – chang
Vietnam – đŕn tam thập lục (lit. "36 strings")
Yiddish – tsimbl

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