Shankobyz (Kazakh: шаңқобыз) is an ancient musical instrument of the Kazakh people that is made of silver or iron.
To play shankobyz, it should be pressed against one’s teeth or lips and the oral cavity serves as a resonator. Changing the articulation of the mouth and breathing makes it possible to change the instrument's tone quality.
In addition, new tones to the sound are made by changing the diaphragm position, many pharyngeal, laryngeal, tongue, lip, and other methods of sound production. In ancient times, the shankobyz was a children's and a women's instrument.