In the Cyrillic alphabet a letter that looks
like an "H" is pronounced "en" like an "N." In the early 1900s, after
the dissolution of the USSR the republic of Azerbaijan attempted to
use the Roman alphabet rather than the Cyrillic. In 1993 an error was
made, Azerbaijan issued a stamp with the name of the eclave Naxivan
spelled with a Cyrillic "H."
The stamp was withdrawn and almost immediately reissued with the
correct spelling with a Roman "N."
The effort to return to
the Roman alphabet in 1993 was not successful, but in 2001 the
president decreed that "all official documents, newspapers and
magazines, as well as advertisements and signs will now be in Roman