Middle East

Hookah smoking is a unique device which has a lot of names. Some call it a hookah, hooka, shesha, huka, nargile, narghile, shisha, shesha, sheesha, nargila, or shishah. In the Middle East was a standard fixture hookah smoking for centuries. Version many of the hookah, but most sources indicate that all the shisha home – still is in India. It is believed that the Indians taught the Persians to smoke hookah, and they gave their experience the Syrians and Egyptians. Later hookah has gained popularity in Tunisia, Iran, Pakistan, later – in Africa.

Hookah (hooka) is a distorted form of the Arabic word hukkah, meaning the round box. The British and other Europeans were trading in India is called a hookah hubble-bubble, the French and the Dutch call it sheesha. When smoking hookah comes gurgling, consonant with the words hubble-bubble and sheesha. Hookah has many varieties. In its simplest form, a hookah is a coconut shell with tube attached to it, which is above "chilim" (a cup for tobacco). Chilim (Chilum or kalki) has the form of a hollow cone which contains tobacco, and on top of it kindled coal. Undoubtedly, the hookah is one of the the most instantly recognizable symbols of popular Arab culture and the demand for water pipes is growing from both locals and tourists alike, as clear evidence of modernizing ancient hookah. In each country, he was exposed to changes and, finally, various routes hookah reached Egypt, where his form was somewhat changed, and he attained the present form.