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You say savannah, we say savanna

Both these spellings for savanna are correct.

The spelling savanna stays closer to the original word from Caribbean Spanish, zavana. In modern Spanish it is sabana.

We define savanna as the landscapes of dense grass and scattered trees; the Macquarie Dictionary defines it as a flat grassland of tropical or subtropical regions.