Definition of darbuka in English:

darbuka

noun

Music
  • A goblet-shaped, single-headed hand drum of a type originating in the Middle East and North Africa.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Lane (1801–1876), orientalist. From Egyptian Arabic darabukka, Levantine Arabic dirbakke, Maghribi Arabic durbakke, dirbūka, dirbūga, probably ultimately from Persian donbak, dombak.

Pronunciation

darbuka

/dɑːˈbuːkə/