Ukulele is a Hawaiian instrument that belongs to the category of lute family. It generally consists of four nylon or gut strings. The instrument originated in the 19th century in the form of a Hawaiian adaptation of a Portuguese machete, which was a small guitar like instrument gifted to Hawaiians by the Portuguese. The instrument belonged to Madeira and Azores. Later it gained popularity in USA and during the 20th century it spread internationally.
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