The bendir (Arabic: بندير, plural banadir, بنادير) is a wooden-framed frame drum of North Africa and Southwest Asia.

The bendir is a traditional instrument that is played throughout North Africa, as well as in Sufi ceremonies; it was played, too, in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. In Turkish, the word bendir means "a big hand frame drum".

The bandir often has a snare (usually made of gut) stretched across the head, which gives the tone a buzzing quality when the drum is struck with the fingers or palm. The drum is played in a vertical position. One holds the drum by looping the thumb of the non-dominant hand through a hole in the frame.

It is more common in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya region. It's sound consists of a deep bass, high tek and snare when the strings are applied.