Tambura may refer to:

  • Tanbur, a category of long-necked, string instrument originating in the Southern or Central Asia (Mesopotamia and Persia/Iran)
  • Balkan tambura, instruments from Macedonia and Bulgaria
  • Tamburica, any member of a family of long-necked lutes popular in Eastern and Central Europe
  • Tambouras, played in Greece
  • Tanbūra (lyre), played in East Africa and the Middle East

See also edit

  • Bandura, a Ukrainian instrument
  • Dombra, an instrument in Kazakhstan, Siberia and Afghanistan
  • Domra, a Russian instrument
  • Pandura, an instrument played in Ancient Greece and other ancient civilisations from the Mediterranean basin