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The rubab is an AFGHAN instrument. I don't understand what relevance Iran has with it. It is mostly played and made in Afghanistan. And also, I had a nice big picture of the RUBAB. Please stop changing this page. 20:33, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I don't understand why Afghanistan is not in this article. The rubab/robab is the national instrument of AFGHANISTAN. Other countries like Iran and Pakistan only use it in their classical music. And plus, the only places the rubab is played is in areas near Afghanistan (like Khorasan - which is basically the city of Herat in Afghanistan). It originated from there, and I think it should be included in the article. This article needs modification. Whoever keeps changing this, please fix it. 21:05, 18 September 2006 (UTC)РУБАБ НАЦИОНАЛЬНЫЙ ИНСТРУМЕНТ ИРАНСКИХ НАРОДОВ И ТЕРМИНАЛОГИЯ РУБАБ ТОЖЕ ИМЕЕТ ПЕРСИДСКОЕ НАЗВАНИЯ.ДРУГИХ НАРОДОВ ВОТ КОТОРЫЕ ГОДЫ ИСПОЛЬУЗЕТ ОТ ИРАНСКИХ НАРОДОВ И ЭТО ТОЖЕ ХОРОШО!

Hey, I just noticed, most of this is just copy pasted from the article Afghan Rubab. This is VANDALISM. You have to make up your own sentences. 21:36, 18 September 2006 (UTC)


The Rubab is an Afghan instrumentEdit

Saying Rubab is an Iranian instrument is like saying the Hindustani tabla is from China, get the fact right please. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yasser karimzad (talkcontribs) 04:22, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

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I do not think it is going to be possible to keep this material separate from rebab. For one thing, material gets added to the wrong pages, for another the Sikh rebab is called rebab but is descended from plucked rubab, which is descended from bowed rebab (has to be since the word means "bowed") I propose a merge. Redheylin (talk) 02:10, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't think it should be merged. The Afghan Rabab is different from the other Rubabs which are bow type instuments while the rabab is more guitar like. Akmal94 (talk) 12:42, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

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Etymology sectionEdit

Unfortunately I'm not an expert on this topic so I'd rather not touch this article, but in July and August 2016 a large chunk of text was inserted into the article that seemed to consist largely of quotations and was largely off-topic, excessive or simply low quality and unhelpful. Most of it has already been removed, but the "Etymology" section is still of dubious value and quality, and might be best off removed altogether. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 18:24, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

I've now removed it myself. The sections "Size variants", "Components" and "Notable players" also have problems of varying severity, but may be salvageable at least. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 18:51, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
I've edited the "Components" section and added wikilinks, based on my knowledge of western fretted instruments: I may have got some of the terms wrong, but hopefully it's an improvement. ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 09:42, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Size variantsEdit

Should the size of the instrument not be in metric units? It’s a trivial thing but Wikipedia should not be seen as a parochial US repository. Afghanistan is metric (has been since the 1920’s) as is some 95% of the world population. (I’m an old Brit, so inches mean something to me, not so to most people). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C7:5B95:FA01:F1F9:F650:C929:806B (talk) 10:05, 21 February 2022 (UTC)