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Old 07-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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I am 18 and I've never understood the difference between "havana" and "habana". Why does some of my non-cubans say "havana" on the rapper and my cubans say "habana"? What is the difference?

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #2
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I suppose its the Spanish and English spelling...?
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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what is the diiference between "habana" and "havana"? How does one know the difference? How to tell?
Ummm - I pretty sure its:

Habana = Spanish Spelling
Havana = English Spelling



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Old 07-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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I suppose its the Spanish and English spelling...?
Yep. Same word, same meaning, same city.

Most non-cubans are from cuban seed and they want to capitalize on the word Havana (english) because everybody knows the mystique of cuban cigars, novice or not.

Cubans have "havana" (spanish) because that is what they are, I guess.

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but the non cubans are not from cuba. so why is it in english?

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but the non cubans are not from cuba. so why is it in english?
The tobacco is from cuban seed and they are primarily for the English (American) market. The rest of the world doesn't have that many non-cubans to choose from. The rest of the world smokes, primarily, cuban cigars. We are special.
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but the non cubans are not from cuba. so why is it in english?
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but the non cubans are not from cuba. so why is it in english?
For the second time, they are for the American market and we speak english. For the most part.
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crase21

to put it a different way but repeat what everyone else has said...

in italian...roma
in canadian...rome


in spanish...habana
in canadian...havana

you really dont need to stress over it...just accept that other languages spell things different than we do.

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Default Re: Habana or Havana

I have a lot of non Cuban cigars. A lot of those non Cuban cigars have "Havana" written on the wrapper. I'm not sure why they have the word "Havana" written there. These cigars were not made in Cuba and I don't know of another city called Habana or Havana; other than Havana, Cuba. Why are non Cuban cigars released with the word "Havana" on the wrapper?

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:45 PM   #12
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I have a lot of non Cuban cigars. A lot of those non Cuban cigars have "Havana" written on the wrapper. I'm not sure why they have the word "Havana" written there. These cigars were not made in Cuba and I don't know of another city called Habana or Havana; other than Havana, Cuba. Why are non Cuban cigars released with the word "Havana" on the wrapper?

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The tobacco that is used is grown from cuban seed and they want to capitalize on the word Havana (english) because everybody knows the mystique of cuban cigars, novice or not.
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Yep. Same word, same meaning, same city.

Most non-cubans are from cuban seed and they want to capitalize on the word Havana (english) because everybody knows the mystique of cuban cigars, novice or not.

Cubans have "havana" (spanish) because that is what they are, I guess.
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The tobacco is from cuban seed and they are primarily for the English (American) market. The rest of the world doesn't have that many non-cubans to choose from. The rest of the world smokes, primarily, cuban cigars. We are special.
That pretty much explains it. Its all about marketing my friend.
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but why?
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because when you smoke one your "Havana good time"
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You say potato, I say potato....wait that doesn't really work when you type it out
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