hookah is a Glass based water pipe device for smoking
tobacco , it's known as many popular names water pipe,
shisha/sheesha, okka, kalyan, huka, hooka, nargila,
argila or ghelyoon or ghalyan. Many of these names are
of Arab, Indian, Turkish, Uzbek, or Persian origin.
the origin of the hookah is India.
Shisha name is more
commonly seen in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia
and Somalia, ghalyoun or ghalyan is more commonly
seen in Iran, Narghile is the name most commonly used in
Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus,
Albania, Palestinian Territories, Israel and Romania.
hookah is most commonly used in English for
historical reasons, as it was in India that large
numbers of English-speakers first sampled the effects of
the water pipe.
In Arab society, social smoking is
done with a single hose, they usually drink Egyptian tea
, Egyptian coffee , hibiscus, Or fenugreek "helba" while
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