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Temne name for a musical instrument consisting of a hollowed log with lengthwise slits that is played with two beaters. It is called kilii in Mende, n'kali in Limba. They vary greatly in size but are most commonly between three and four feet long. Typically they are played while suspended by a cord attached to the two ends that passes over both shoulders and around the neck of the player.

  • C.van Oven, An Introduction to the Music of Sierra Leone (Private publication 1981)