Tamburica (pronounced /tæmˈbʊərɪtsə/ or /ˌtæmbəˈrɪtsə/) or Tamboura (Croatian: Tamburica, meaning Little Tamboura, Hungarian: Tambura, Greek: Ταμπουράς, sometimes written tamburrizza) refers to any member of a family of long-necked lutes popular in Eastern and Southern Europe, particularly Croatia (especially Slavonia), northern Serbia (Vojvodina) and Hungary. It is also known in southern Slovenia and Burgenland. All took their name and some characteristics from the Persian tanbur but also resemble the mandolin, in that its strings are plucked and often paired. The frets may be moveable to allow the playing of various modes. The body of the instrument is made of a hollow gourd.
* Types of tamburica
--- Prim (bisernica)
--- Bas-prim (brač)
--- Bugarija (kontra)
--- Bas (berda, begeš)
* Parts of tamburica
* Croatian tamburica
* Composers and ensembles
* In popular culture - Films about tamburicas
In the past, children in the past very often imitated adults in their games, just like today. Since they could not buy toys, they very often made their own using anything they could find in their surroundings.
In the photographs (up): a children's žveglicas from Zagorje (in the shape of a pistol, a bajs and jedinka).