Names of Sisha / Hookah around the world
Hookah or what is sometimes called Shisha has many different
names around the world.
Often there is confusion with terminology. While in the west,
the device itself is referred to as a Hookah, and the tobacco/molasses
is referred to as the Shisha. However, in the Arab world, the device itself
is called a shisha (in reference to its glass base) and the tobacco is
called moassel. (Depending on locality, hookahs or Shishas may
be referred to by many names.
Common names include:
•United States, Canada, UK: Hookah
•Middle East: Shisha
•South Africa: Hookah / Hubbly Bubbly
•Turkey, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Syria and Israel: Narghilè
•Albania, Bosnia, Croatia: Lula or Lulava