A great deal of research goes into naming cars, and the Nissan Qashqai / Qashquai is no exception. The word Qashqai has only seven letters and appears to be a made-up name. It is possible to confuse it with Qashquai. While the Nissan Qashquai does not exist, Qashquai are a nomadic tribe who roam in Turkey. You could think of the Qashqai as Persians, they certainly speak Farsi.