The system of Nganasan traditional musical instruments

Key words
Nganasans, indigenous Arctic ethnic groups, musical culture, musical instrument, sound tool, traditional instrument, archaic instrument, shaman’s attribute, ritual instrument, idiophone, membranophone, hordophone, aerophone
Dobzhanskaya O.

The aim of the article is to describe Nganasans traditional musical instruments and sound tools with the help of methods of the organological systematics by E. von Hornbostel and C. Sachs. The author reveals the main organological classes (idiophones, membranophones, hordophones, and aerophones) among Nganasan instruments. The article contains new information about Nganasan names of instruments with their translation into Russian, functions of instruments, how to play them, etc.