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What Is Hookah Called In Your Country?

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I'm from South Africa, over here hookah is sometimes called 'okka' (say or-ka) lol

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Hookah here in the US. Some Middle Easterners at this shop I go to call the pipe itself shisha, though. But I already knew that was a common thing over there.

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Here's your rundown of names by country (that I know of)

India/Pakistan: Hookah (pronounced Hook-ah, not Hoo-kah, btw)
Iran: Qalyaan/Ghalyoon --> Russia: Kalyan
Iraq, Turkey, plus the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Israel): Nargile, Argileh, Argili
North Africa including Egypt, plus the Gulf states: Shisha
Various places in the Balkans, including Greece: variations on nargile
Spanish, French, Italian: variations on nargile
German: shisha
UK: shisha

If everybody didn't know it already, I'm Iraqi with Lebanese inclinations, so I usually call it nargile or argili

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I'm Russian, but I call it hookah since I lived there only when I was little and have been living in the states for most of my life and only found out about hookah like last year so.

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the man i learned to smoke from learned from a ma from lebanon, I used to call it a nagileh but have switched to hookah.

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Israel - nargila

in holland they called it waterpipe ... but maybe other names too , not sure

in russia indeed kalyan , im also russian :)

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OMG fuckin russians lol =)
Its joke, I love you

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I think in Germany they call it a wasser piffen or sometihng

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[quote name='Hassouni' timestamp='1302130644' post='504476']
Here's your rundown of names by country (that I know of)

India/Pakistan: Hookah (pronounced Hook-ah, not Hoo-kah, btw)
Iran: Qalyaan/Ghalyoon --> Russia: Kalyan
Iraq, Turkey, plus the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Israel): Nargile, Argileh, Argili
North Africa including Egypt, plus the Gulf states: Shisha
Various places in the Balkans, including Greece: variations on nargile
Spanish, French, Italian: variations on nargile
German: shisha
UK: shisha

If everybody didn't know it already, I'm Iraqi with Lebanese inclinations, so I usually call it nargile or argili
[/quote]

Hey Hass, It is actually pronounced as Hukka in India/Pakistan. :)

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[quote name='joytron' timestamp='1302156226' post='504513']
I think in Germany they call it a wasser piffen or sometihng
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thats barely correct. here the pipe is called "Shisha" or "Wasserpfeife"

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I´m from Iceland and here it is generally referred to as [b]vatnspípa[/b] (waterpipe)

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I hear that "hubbly bubbly" is a popular name down in the Caribbean islands.

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Over here they call it 'waterpijp' (waterpipe). But I usually stick to the name 'hookah', as a NH device is called a waterpijp as well. Edited by r1v3th3ad
NH device

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uh oh

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[quote name='Hassouni' timestamp='1302195185' post='504552']
uh oh
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Lol that little response after that made me giggle...

BUT ANYWAYS....

If you are in Eastern Kentucky like me... Here are some of the names you could find in Kentucky's rich culture...

-That there pipe
-Hookie (This is a beloved favorite)
-Huka
-Sheesha
-Hookah
-When an enthusiastic member of the community notices your Hookah, a chant along the lines of "HUUUU-KUH HUUUUU-KUH HUUU-KUH" Is not unordinary.
-"You know, you may not know this, but some places they call that a nargile. I know that, because I went overseas. There's a lot more to it than just smoking you know! Lots of culture! You've got a lot to learn."..........Oh please come educate me young sir, I'm so ambitious but so naive! Fuck off. Basically, Nargile has been used in Kentucky before.
-NHT
-My more recent favorite, "Is that some kinda pipe you made from a bedpost or summit?"

Ah, I love my state.

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My 2 countries
US and Lebanon
Hookah and Argileh
I will use the word Hookah with English speaking people and Argileh with Arabic speaking people.

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[quote name='Ultimate' timestamp='1302214032' post='504599']
My 2 countries
US and Lebanon
Hookah and Argileh
I will use the word Hookah with English speaking people and Argileh with Arabic speaking people.


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same here, i use the word Hookah with english speakers and with Arab's i use argeleh, argellah, argeli and hookah. depends on how fast im talkin

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Fuck that noise with Americans I use shisha, because at least it's an Arabic (well, not really, see my sig) word. With a lot of Americans I use nargile too

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indonesia : shisha

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croatia, bosnia, serbia (good part of balkan area): nargila

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Texas: Chick Magnet

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[quote name='Stuie' timestamp='1302275128' post='504678']
Texas: Chick Magnet
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they are that rare over there ? [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/blum2.gif[/img]

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[quote name='method' timestamp='1302279623' post='504687']
[quote name='Stuie' timestamp='1302275128' post='504678']
Texas: Chick Magnet
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they are that rare over there ? [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/blum2.gif[/img]
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no no, tobacco is just expensive domestically that chicks think you are a high-roller if you smoke on a regular basis!

I usually refer to it as my pipe around friends who know I don't smoke a waterless pipe. Hookah if I have to get specific but shisha if I'm ordering it.

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