The kezaixian (Chinese: 殼仔絃; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: khak-á-hiân)[1] is a bowed string instrument in the huqin family originating in China. More specifically a type of yehu, it is a two-stringed fiddle and is used in Taiwan opera.[2]

Traditionally the khak-a-hian is constructed with a coconut body.

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  1. ^ "Entry #8554 (殼仔絃)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. ^ "Instrumentos Musicales Chinos" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2013.