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- From 海 ("sea") + 笛 (a transverse bamboo flute). The word is possibly derived from Arabic ghaita or rhaita (a folk oboe played primarily in North Africa).
- the smaller size of suona (a conical Chinese double reed woodwind instrument with a metal bell, in the oboe or shawm category)