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Wikipedia:Disambiguation and abbreviations

The following abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms are likely to be ambiguous. This page serves as tool to maintain them. More lists of other standard abbreviations can be added. No need to disambiguate the abbreviations here.

The following include more:

The lists below include:

  • ISO country codes
  • Postal abbreviations: US, Canada
  • SI units
  • Symbols for elements of the periodic table
  • ISO currency codes
It concludes with a table of most two letter combinations.

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'''AU''' may stand for:

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ISO country codes The ones of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2:

 AD Andorra
 AE United Arab Emirates
 AF Afghanistan
 AG[?] Antigua and Barbuda
 AI Anguilla
 AL Albania
 AM Armenia
 AN Netherlands Antilles
 AO Angola
 AQ[?] Antarctica
 AR Argentina
 AS American Samoa
 AT Austria
 AU Australia
 AW Aruba
 AZ Azerbaijan
 BA Bosnia and Herzegovina
 BB Barbados
 BD[?] Bangladesh
 BE Belgium
 BF Burkina Faso
 BG Bulgaria
 BH Bahrain
 BI[?] Burundi
 BJ[?] Benin
 BM Bermuda
 BN[?] Brunei Darussalam
 BO[?] Bolivia
 BR Brazil
 BS Bahamas
 BT Bhutan
 BV[?] Bouvet Island
 BW[?] Botswana
 BY Belarus
 BZ Belize
 CA Canada
 CC Cocos (Keeling) Islands
 CD Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The
 CF Central African Republic
 CG Congo, Republic of the 
 CH Switzerland
 CI[?] Cte d'Ivoire
 CK[?] Cook Islands
 CL[?] Chile
 CM Cameroon
 CN China
 CO Colombia
 CR[?] Costa Rica
 CU[?] Cuba
 CV Cape Verde
 CX[?] Christmas Island
 CY Cyprus
 CZ Czech Republic
 DE Germany
 DJ Djibouti
 DK Denmark
 DM Dominica
 DO[?] Dominican Republic
 DZ[?] Algeria
 EC Ecuador
 EE Estonia
 EG[?] Egypt
 EH[?] Western Sahara
 ER Eritrea
 ES Spain
 ET[?] Ethiopia
 FI Finland
 FJ[?] Fiji
 FK[?] Falkland Islands
 FM Micronesia, Federated States of
 FO[?] Faroe Islands
 FR France
 GA Gabon
 GB United Kingdom
 GD[?] Grenada
 GE Georgia
 GF[?] French Guiana
 GH Ghana
 GI Gibraltar
 GL[?] Greenland
 GM Gambia
 GN[?] Guinea
 GP Guadeloupe
 GQ Equatorial Guinea
 GR Greece
 GS[?] South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
 GT Guatemala
 GU[?] Guam
 GW[?] Guinea-Bissau
 GY[?] Guyana
 HK Hong Kong
 HM[?] Heard Island and McDonald Islands
 HN[?] Honduras
 HR Croatia
 HT[?] Haiti
 HU Hungary
 ID Indonesia
 IE Ireland
 IL Israel
 IN India
 IO[?] British Indian Ocean Territory
 IQ Iraq
 IR Iran, Islamic Republic of
 IS Iceland
 IT Italy
 JM[?] Jamaica
 JO[?] Jordan
 JP Japan
 KE[?] Kenya
 KG Kyrgyzstan
 KH[?] Cambodia
 KI[?] Kiribati
 KM Comoros
 KN Saint Kitts and Nevis
 KP[?] Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
 KR Korea, Republic of
 KW Kuwait
 KY Cayman Islands
 KZ Kazakhstan
 LA Lao People's Democratic Republic
 LB Lebanon
 LC[?] Saint Lucia
 LI Liechtenstein
 LK[?] Sri Lanka
 LR[?] Liberia
 LS[?] Lesotho
 LT Lithuania
 LU Luxembourg
 LV Latvia
 LY[?] Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
 MA Morocco
 MC Monaco
 MD Moldova, Republic of
 MG Madagascar
 MH[?] Marshall Islands
 MK Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
 ML Mali
 MM Myanmar
 MN Mongolia
 MO Macao
 MP Northern Mariana Islands
 MQ[?] Martinique
 MR[?] Mauritania
 MS Montserrat
 MT Malta
 MU[?] Mauritius
 MV[?] Maldives
 MW[?] Malawi
 MX Mexico
 MY[?] Malaysia
 MZ Mozambique
 NA[?] Namibia
 NC New Caledonia
 NE Niger
 NF Norfolk Island
 NG[?] Nigeria
 NI[?] Nicaragua
 NL Netherlands
 NO Norway
 NP Nepal
 NR[?] Nauru
 NU Niue
 NZ New Zealand
 OM Oman
 PA Panama
 PE Peru
 PF[?] French Polynesia
 PG[?] Papua New Guinea
 PH Philippines
 PK Pakistan
 PL Poland
 PM[?] Saint Pierre and Miquelon
 PN[?] Pitcairn
 PR[?] Puerto Rico
 PS Palestinian Territory, Occupied
 PT Portugal
 PW[?] Palau
 PY[?] Paraguay
 QA Qatar
 RE[?] Reunion
 RO Romania
 RU Russian Federation
 RW[?] Rwanda
 SA Saudi Arabia
 SB Solomon Islands
 SC Seychelles
 SD Sudan
 SE Sweden
 SG Singapore
 SH[?] Saint Helena
 SI Slovenia
 SJ[?] Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 SK Slovakia
 SL[?] Sierra Leone
 SM[?] San Marino
 SN[?] Senegal
 SO[?] Somalia
 SR[?] Suriname
 ST[?] Sao Tome and Principe
 SV El Salvador
 SY[?] Syrian Arab Republic
 SZ[?] Swaziland
 TC[?] Turks and Caicos Islands
 TD Chad
 TF[?] French Southern Territories
 TG[?] Togo
 TH[?] Thailand
 TJ[?] Tajikistan
 TK[?] Tokelau
 TL[?] Timor Leste
 TM[?] Turkmenistan
 TN Tunisia
 TO[?] Tonga
 TR Turkey
 TT Trinidad and Tobago
 TV Tuvalu
 TW[?] Taiwan, Republic of China
 TZ[?] Tanzania, United Republic Of
 UA Ukraine
 UG[?] Uganda
 UM[?] United States Minor Outlying Islands
 US United States
 UY[?] Uruguay
 UZ Uzbekistan
 VA Vatican City State
 VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 VE Venezuela
 VG Virgin Islands, British
 VI[?] Virgin Islands, U.S.
 VN[?] Viet Nam
 VU[?] Vanuatu
 WF[?] Wallis and Futuna
 WS[?] Samoa
 YE[?] Yemen
 YT Mayotte
 YU[?] Yugoslavia
 ZA[?] South Africa
 ZM[?] Zambia
 ZW[?] Zimbabwe

US postal abbreviations

 AL	Alabama
 AK	Alaska
 AZ	Arizona
 AR	Arkansas
 CA	California
 CO	Colorado
 CT	Connecticut
 DE	Delaware
 FL	Florida
 GA	Georgia
 HI	Hawaii
 ID	Idaho
 IL	Illinois
 IN	Indiana
 IA	Iowa
 KS	Kansas
 KY	Kentucky
 LA	Louisiana
 ME	Maine
 MD	Maryland
 MA	Massachusetts
 MI	Michigan
 MN	Minnesota
 MS	Mississippi
 MO	Missouri
 MT	Montana
 NE	Nebraska
 NV	Nevada
 NH	New Hampshire
 NJ	New Jersey
 NM	New Mexico
 NY	New York
 NC	North Carolina
 ND	North Dakota
 OH	Ohio
 OK	Oklahoma
 OR	Oregon
 PA	Pennsylvania
 RI	Rhode Island
 SC	South Carolina
 SD	South Dakota
 TN	Tennessee
 TX	Texas
 UT	Utah
 VT	Vermont
 VA	Virginia
 WA	Washington
 WV	West Virginia
 WI	Wisconsin
 WY	Wyoming

Canada

 AB Alberta
 BC British Columbia
 MB Manitoba
 NB New Brunswick
 NF Newfoundland and Labrador
 NT Northwest Territories
 NS Nova Scotia
 NU Nunavut
 ON Ontario
 PE Prince Edward Island
 QC Quebec
 SK Saskatchewan
 YT Yukon Territory

Elements from List of elements by symbol

 Ac[?]  Actinium
 Ag[?]  Silver
 Al  Aluminum
 Am  Americium
 Ar  Argon
 As  Arsenic
 At  Astatine
 Au  Gold
 B   Boron
 Ba  Barium
 Be  Beryllium
 Bh[?]  Bohrium
 Bi  Bismuth
 Bk[?]  Berkelium
 Br  Bromine
 C   Carbon
 Ca[?]  Calcium
 Cd  Cadmium
 Ce[?]  Cerium
 Cf  Californium
 Cl  Chlorine
 Cm  Curium
 Co  Cobalt
 Cr[?]  Chromium
 Cs  Cesium
 Cu[?]  Copper
 Db[?]  Dubnium
 Ds[?]  Darmstadtium
 Dy[?]  Dysprosium
 Er[?]  Erbium
 Es[?]  Einsteinium
 Eu[?]  Europium
 F   Fluorine
 Fe  Iron
 Fm[?]  Fermium
 Fr[?]  Francium
 Ga  Gallium
 Gd[?]  Gadolinium
 Ge  Germanium
 H   Hydrogen
 He  Helium
 Hf[?]  Hafnium
 Hg  Mercury
 Ho  Holmium
 Hs[?]  Hassium
 I   Iodine
 In[?]  Indium
 Ir[?]  Iridium
 K   Potassium
 Kr[?]  Krypton
 La[?]  Lanthanum
 Li  Lithium
 Lr[?]  Lawrencium
 Lu[?]  Lutetium
 Md[?]  Mendelevium
 Mg  Magnesium
 Mn[?]  Manganese
 Mo  Molybdenum
 Mt[?]  Meitnerium
 N   Nitrogen
 Na  Sodium
 Nb  Niobium
 Nd[?]  Neodymium
 Ne  Neon
 Ni[?]  Nickel
 No[?]  Nobelium
 Np[?]  Neptunium
 O   Oxygen
 Os  Osmium
 P   Phosphorus
 Pa  Protactinium
 Pb  Lead
 Pd[?]  Palladium
 Pm  Promethium
 Po  Polonium
 Pr[?]  Praseodymium
 Pt[?]  Platinum
 Pu[?]  Plutonium
 Ra  Radium
 Rb[?]  Rubidium
 Re  Rhenium
 Rf[?]  Rutherfordium
 Rh[?]  Rhodium
 Rn  Radon
 Ru  Ruthenium
 S   Sulfur
 Sb[?]  Antimony
 Sc[?]  Scandium
 Se  Selenium

 Sg[?]  Seaborgium
 Si  Silicon
 Sm[?]  Samarium
 Sn[?]  Tin
 Sr  Strontium
 Ta  Tantalum
 Tb  Terbium
 Tc[?]  Technetium
 Te[?]  Tellurium
 Th[?]  Thorium
 Ti  Titanium
 Tl[?]  Thallium
 Tm  Thulium
 U   Uranium
 Uub[?] Ununbium
 Uue[?] Ununennium
 Uuh[?] Ununhexium
 Uuo[?] Ununoctium
 Uup[?] Ununpentium
 Uuq[?] Ununquadium
 Uus[?] Ununseptium
 Uut[?] Ununtrium
 Uuu[?] Unununium
 V   Vanadium
 W   Tungsten
 Xe  Xenon
 Y   Yttrium
 Yb[?]  Ytterbium
 Zn  Zinc
 Zr[?]  Zirconium

SI units See also: SI base unit, SI derived unit, Orders of magnitude, Conversion of units

Currency codes ISO 4217 currency codes

 AED[?] United Arab Emirates Dirham[?]
 AFA[?] Afghani
 ALL Albanian Lek[?]

 AMD Armenian Dram[?]
 ANG[?] Netherlands Antillian Guilder[?]
 AOA[?] Angolan Kwanza[?]
 ARS[?] Argentine Peso[?]
 AUD Australian Dollar
 AWG[?] Aruban Guilder[?]
 AZM[?] Azerbaijani Manat[?]
 BAM[?] Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Marks[?]
 BBD[?] Barbados Dollar[?]
 BDT[?] Bangladesh Taka[?]
 BGL[?] Bulgarian Lev[?]
 BGN[?] Bulgarian Lev[?]
 BHD[?] Bahraini Dinar[?]
 BIF[?] Burundi Franc[?]
 BMD[?] Bermuda Dollar[?]
 BND Brunei Dollar[?]
 BOB[?] Bolivian Boliviano[?]
 BRL[?] Brazilian Real[?]
 BSD Bahamian Dollar[?]
 BTN[?] Bhutan Ngultrum[?]
 BWP[?] Botswana Pula[?]
 BYR[?] Belarussian Ruble[?]
 BZD[?] Belize Dollar[?]
 CAD Canadian Dollar
 CDF[?] Franc Congolais[?]
 CHF[?] Swiss Franc[?]
 CLP[?] Chilean Peso
 CNY Yuan Renminbi[?]
 COP[?] Colombian Peso[?]
 CRC Costa Rican Colon[?]
 CUP[?] Cuban Peso[?]
 CVE[?] Cape Verde Escudo[?]
 CYP[?] Cyprus Pound[?]
 CZK[?] Czech Koruna[?]
 DJF[?] Djibouti Franc[?]
 DKK[?] Danish Krone
 DOP[?] Dominican Peso[?]
 DZD[?] Algerian Dinar[?]
 EEK Estonian Kroon[?]
 EGP[?] Egyptian Pound[?]
 ERN[?] Eritrean Nakfa[?]
 ETB[?] Ethiopian Birr[?]
 EUR Euro
 FJD[?] Fiji Dollar[?]
 FKP[?] Falkland Islands Pound[?]
 GBP Pound Sterling[?]
 GEL[?] Georgian Lari[?]
 GHC[?] Ghana Cedi[?]
 GIP[?] Gibraltar Pound[?]
 GMD[?] Gambian Dalasi[?]
 GNF[?] Guinea Franc[?]
 GTQ Guatemalan Quetzal[?]
 GWP[?] Guinea-Bissau Peso[?]
 GYD[?] Guyana Dollar[?]
 HKD[?] Hong Kong Dollar[?]
 HNL[?] Honduran Lempira[?]
 HRK Croatian Kuna[?]
 HTG[?] Haitian Gourde[?]
 HUF[?] Hungarian Forint[?]
 IDR[?] Indonesian Rupiah[?]
 ILS New Israeli Shekel
 INR[?] Indian Rupee[?]
 IQD[?] Iraqi Dinar[?]
 IRR Iranian Rial[?]
 ISK Iceland Krona[?]
 JMD[?] Jamaican Dollar[?]
 JOD[?] Jordanian Dinar[?]
 JPY Japanese Yen[?]
 KES[?] Kenyan Shilling[?]
 KGS[?] Kyrgyzstan Som[?]
 KHR[?] Cambodian Riel[?]
 KMF[?] Comoro Franc[?]
 KPW[?] North Korean Won[?]
 KRW[?] South Korean Won[?]
 KWD[?] Kuwaiti Dinar[?]
 KYD[?] Cayman Islands Dollar[?]
 KZT[?] Kazakhstan Tenge[?]
 LAK[?] Lao Kip[?]
 LBP[?] Lebanese Pound[?]
 LKR[?] Sri Lanka Rupee[?]
 LRD[?] Liberian Dollar[?]
 LSL[?] Lesotho Loti[?]
 LTL[?] Lithuanian Litus[?]
 LVL[?] Latvian Lats[?]
 LYD[?] Libyan Dinar[?]
 MAD Moroccan Dirham[?]
 MDL[?] Moldovan Leu[?]
 MGF[?] Malagasy Franc[?]
 MKD[?] Macedonian Denar[?]
 MMK[?] Myanmar Kyat[?]
 MNT[?] Mongolian Tugrik[?]
 MOP[?] Macau Pataca[?]
 MRO[?] Mauritania Ouguiya[?]
 MTL[?] Maltese Lira[?]
 MUR[?] Mauritius Rupee[?]
 MVR[?] Maldives Rufiyaa[?]
 MWK[?] Malawi Kwacha[?]
 MXN[?] Mexican Peso
 MYR[?] Malaysian Ringgit[?]
 MZM[?] Moazambique Metical[?]
 NAD[?] Namibia Dollar[?]
 NGN[?] Nigerian Naira[?]
 NIO[?] Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro[?]
 NOK Norwegian Krone
 NPR Nepalese Rupee[?]
 NZD New Zealand Dollar
 OMR[?] Rial Omani[?]
 PAB[?] Panama Balboa[?]
 PEN[?] Peruvian Nuevo Sol[?]
 PGK[?] Papua New Guinea Kina[?]
 PHP Philippine Peso
 PKR[?] Pakistan Rupee[?]
 PLN Polish Zloty[?]
 PYG[?] Paraguay Guarani[?]
 QAR[?] Qatari Rial[?]
 ROL Romanian Leu[?]
 RUB[?] Russian Ruble[?]
 RUR[?] Russian Ruble[?]
 RWF[?] Rwanda Franc[?]
 SAR Saudi Riyal[?]
 SBD[?] Solomon Islands Dollar[?]
 SCR[?] Seychelles Rupee[?]
 SDD[?] Sudanese Dinar[?]
 SEK Swedish Krona[?]
 SGD[?] Singapore Dollar[?]
 SHP[?] Saint Helena Pound[?]
 SIT Slovene Tolar[?]
 SKK[?] Slovak Koruna[?]
 SLL[?] Sierra Leonean Leone[?]
 SOS Somali Shilling[?]
 SRG[?] Suriname Guilder[?]
 STD So Tom and Principe Dobra[?]
 SVC El Salvador Colon[?]
 SYP[?] Syrian Pound[?]
 SZL[?] Swaziland Lilangeni[?]
 THB Thai Baht[?]
 TJS[?] Tajikistan Somoni[?]
 TMM[?] Turkmenistan Manat[?]
 TND[?] Tunisian Dinar[?]
 TOP[?] Tongan Pa?anga[?]
 TPE[?] Timor Escudo[?]
 TRL Turkish Lira[?]
 TTD Trinidad and Tobago Dollar[?]
 TWD[?] New Taiwan Dollar[?]
 TZS[?] Tanzanian Shilling[?]
 UAH[?] Ukrainian Hryvnia[?]
 UGX[?] Uganda Shilling[?]
 USD United States Dollar
 UYU[?] Peso Uruguayo[?]
 UZS[?] Uzbekistan Sum[?]
 VEB Venezuelan Bolivar[?]
 VND[?] Viet Nam Dong[?]
 VUV[?] Vanuatu Vatu[?]
 WST[?] Samoa Tala[?]
 XAF[?] CFA Franc BEAC
 XAG[?] Silver
 XAU[?] Gold
 XCD[?] East Caribbean Dollar
 XDR[?] Special Drawing Rights
 XOF[?] CFA Franc BCEAO
 XPD[?] Palladium
 XPF[?] CFP Franc[?]
 XPT[?] Platinum
 YER[?] Yemeni Rial[?]
 YUM[?] Yugoslavian Dinar[?]
 ZAR[?] South African Rand[?]
 ZMK[?] Zambian Kwacha[?]
 ZWD[?] Zimbabwe Dollar[?]



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