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National Instruments by Country

Using the wikipedia article for the national instruments:
Most countries don't have one, so put the most commonly used folk instrument there.
On countries with more than one national instrument, both answers are interchangable.
The USA has no national instrument, so put Banjo.
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Country
Instrument
Afghanistan
Rubab
Albania
Çifteli
Algeria
Mandole
Andorra
Sac de Gemecs
Angola
Angolan Trumpet
Antigua and Barbuda
Fife
Argentina
Bandoneón, Guitar
Armenia
Duduk
Australia
Didgeridoo
Austria
Bock, Bockpfeife
Azerbaijan
Balaban, Tar, Kamancha
Bahamas
Goombay Drum
Bahrain
Jirba Bagpipe
Bangladesh
Dotara
Barbados
Shukster, Steel Pan
Belarus
Cymbaly
Belgium
Schäferpfeife, Saxophone
Belize
Marimba, Guitar, Banjo
Benin
Marimba
Bhutan
Drangyen
Bolivia
Charango
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Gusle
Botswana
Segankuru
Brazil
Pandeiro
Brunei
Gulingtangan
Bulgaria
Gaida
Burkina Faso
Balafon
Burundi
Karyenda
Côte d'Ivoire
Balafon, Djembe
Cabo Verde
Cimboa
Cambodia
Roneat Ek, Sheng
Cameroon
Bikutsi, Xylophone
Canada
Dulcimer, Fiddle
CAR
Mvet
Chad
Hu Hu, Kakaki, Maracas
Chile
Charango
China
Guqin, Pipa, Erhu, Guzheng
Colombia
Tiple
Comoros
Oud, Violin
Congo
Mvet, Xylophone
Costa Rica
Marimba
Croatia
Tamburica
Cuba
Tres, Claves
Cyprus
Pithkiavlin, Bouzouki
Czechia
Bock, Violin, Contrabass
D.R. Congo
Mvet, Xylophone
Denmark
Birch Trumpet
Djibouti
Tanbura, Lyre, Oud
Dominica
Kwéyol, Tanbou
Dominican Republic
Güira, Accordion
Egypt
Trumpet, Lute
El Salvador
Guitar, Xylophone, Marimba
Equatorial Guinea
Mvet
Eritrea
Negarit, Krar
Estonia
Kannel
Eswatini
Makhoyane
Ethiopia
Krar
Fiji
Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin
Finland
Kantele
France
French Horn, Mandore
Gabon
Balafon, Obala
Gambia (The)
Kora
Georgia
Panduri
Germany
Waldzither, Lute
Ghana
Xylophone, Balafon
Greece
Bouzouki
Grenada
Steel Pan
Guatemala
Marimba
Guinea
Kora
Guinea-Bissau
Calabash
Guyana
Steel Pan
Haiti
Tanbou
Honduras
Marimba
Hungary
Czimbalom
Iceland
Fiddle
India
Veena, Sitar
Indonesia
Angklung
Iran
Santoor
Iraq
Oud, Santoor, Joza
Ireland
Harp
Israel
Kinnor
Italy
Mandolin
Jamaica
Abeng
Japan
Koto, Shamisen
Jordan
Shababa
Kazakhstan
Dombra
Kenya
Nyatiti
Kiribati
Te Buki
Kuwait
Tar
Kyrgyzstan
Komuz
Laos
Khène
Latvia
Kokle, Accordion
Lebanon
Lute, Oud
Lesotho
Lesiba
Liberia
Xylophone, Harp
Libya
Zokra
Country
Instrument
Liechtenstein
Alphorn
Lithuania
Kanklės
Luxembourg
Saxophone
Madagascar
Vali
Malawi
Mbira
Malaysia
Kompang, Hadrah Drums
Maldives
Bulbul Tarang
Mali
Kora
Malta
Tambourine
Marshall Islands
Aje
Mauritania
Tinidit, Lute
Mauritius
Ravanne, Kayamb
Mexico
Marimba, Guitarrón
Micronesia
Stick
Moldova
Nai, Cimbalom
Monaco
Philomel
Mongolia
Morin Khuur
Montenegro
Gusle
Morocco
Gimbri, Lotar
Mozambique
Xylophone, Mbira
Myanmar
Saung-Gauk
Namibia
Ekola
Nauru
Xylophone
Nepal
Madal
Netherlands
Fiddle
New Zealand
Pūkaea, Pūrerehua
Nicaragua
Marimba
Niger
Obo, Lute
Nigeria
Kora
North Korea
Oungum, Kayagŭm
North Macedonia
Gaida
Norway
Hardanger Fiddle
Oman
Tamboura
Pakistan
Tabla
Palau
Ngaok
Panama
Mejoranera (Mejorana)
Papua New Guinea
Kundu
Paraguay
Harp
Peru
Charango
Philippines
Kutiyapi
Poland
Hammered Dulcimer
Portugal
Portuguese Guitar
Qatar
Galahs, Oud
Romania
Nai
Russia
Balalaika
Rwanda
Inānga
Saint Kitts and Nevis
BIg Drum
Saint Lucia
Banjo, Cuatro
Saint VIncent and the Grenadines
Big Drum
Samoa
Pate, Fala
San Marino
Mandolin
São Tomé and Príncipe
Cimboa
Saudi Arabia
Oud
Senegal
Kora
Serbia
Accordion, Gaida
Seychelles
Banjo, Violin, Accordion
Sierra Leone
Tabulay
Singapore
Violin
Slovakia
Fujara
Slovenia
Accordion
Solomon Islands
Conch Shell
Somalia
Oud
South Africa
Lesiba
South Korea
Kayagŭm
Spain
Castanets
Sri Lanka
Ravanahatha
Sudan
Tanbur
Suriname
Harmonium
Sweden
Nyckelharpa
Switzerland
Alphorn
Syria
Qanun
Tajikistan
Karnā (Karnay)
Tanzania
Marimba
Thailand
Phin Pia
Timor-Leste
Babadok
Togo
Kologo (Xalam)
Tonga
Lali
Trinidad and Tobago
Steel Pan
Tunisia
Fiddle, Oud, Qanun
Türkiye
Bağlama
Turkmenistan
Dutar
Tuvalu
Drum
Uganda
Endongo
Ukraine
Bandura
United Arab Emirates
Oud
United Kingdom
Harp, Violin, Harpsichord
United States of America
Banjo
Uruguay
Tamboril
Uzbekistan
Karnā (Karnay)
Vanuatu
Slit Gong (Slit Drum)
Vatican City
Pipe Organ
Venezuela
Cuatro
Vietnam
Dan Bau
Yemen
Qanbūs
Zambia
Xylophone
Zimbabwe
Mbira
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