Ney-anbān (Persian: نی انبان , numerous Latin spellings), is a type of bagpipe which is popular in southern Iran, especially around Bushehr. The term ney-anban literally means "bag pipe",[1] but more specifically can refer to a type of droneless double-chantered bagpipes played in Southern Iran. This is similar to the Bahrainian jirba played by ethnic Iranians in the Persian Gulf islands.

Ney anban
Other namesنی انبان
Related instruments

In Bushehr, the ney-anban is used to accompany sarva, the singing of free-metre couplets.[2]


Latin spelling of the name of this pipe include: ney-hanbān, ney-anbun, ney ammbooni, nai-ambana hanbun, hanbuneh, nay-anban.[3]


  1. Edward Balfour (1873). Cyclopædia of India and of eastern and southern Asia, commercial, industrial and scientific: products of the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures. Scottish and Adelphi Presses. pp. 23–. Retrieved 25 August 2011. - Nai, signifies a reed, pipe, &c, and Anban or Anbanah, a bag made of the skin taken entire otf a sheep. It is a musical instrument not often seen in Persia beyond the Garmsir (or "warm region") about Bushahr
  2. Ehsan Yar-Shater (1990). Encyclopaedia iranica. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 572. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. Jarahzadeh, Kamyar. "Music and Race Politics in the Iranian Persian Gulf: Shanbehzadeh and "Bandari"". Ajam Media Collective. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
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