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ABWE Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
AC Autonomous Community 
ACFLC Act Creating the Filipino Language Commission, No. 07104 
AER Administração Executiva Regional (Brazil)
alt. alternate name for
alt. dial. alternate dialect name for
AMTB Association of Brazilian Cross Cultural Missions
ANSNIC Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Nicaragua [National Association of the Deaf of Nicaragua]
ASL American Sign Language
ATR advanced tongue root
AUSTLANG Australian Indigenous Language Database
BCA Baptist Church Association (India)
BI Bibles International 
BSI Bible Society of India
BTA Bible Translation Association (Papua New Guinea)
BTL Bible Translation and Literacy (Kenya)
CABTAL Cameroon Association for Bible Translation and Literacy
CAPRO Calvary Ministries (Nigeria)
CBS Centraal Bureau Voor de Statistiek (Netherlands)
CCV Consonant-Consonant-Vowel syllable
CHAVITA Tanzania Association for the Deaf
CIIL Central Institute of Indian Languages
CMA Christian and Missionary Alliance
COAC Center for Orang Asli Concerns (Malaysia) 
CODENPE Consejo de Desarrollo de las Nacionalidad y Pueblos del Ecuador
CONADIS Consejo Nacional de Discapacidades [National Council of the Incapacitated] (Ecuador)
CPDP Chhintang-Puma Documentation Program (Nepal)
CTI Compañía de Teléfonos del Interior (Argentina)
CV Consonant-Vowel syllable
CVC Consonant-Vowel-Consonant syllable
DANE Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística [National Statistics Administrative Department] (Colombia)
dial.  primary dialect name for
DNP Departamento Nacional de Planeación [National Department of Planning] (Colombia)
DNPI Diagnóstico Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas (Bolivia)
DOOR Deaf Opportunity Outreach (Kenya) 
DVD Digital Video Disc
ECP Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea
ECRML European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages
EECMY Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus [Lutheran Church of Ethiopia]
EELC Église Évangélique Lutherienne du Cameroun [Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon]
ENAD Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf
FEL Foundation for Endangered Languages 
FMPB Friends Missionary Prayer Band (India)
FOIRN Federação das Organizações Indígenas do Rio Negro (Brazil)
FPEVJ Frente de Proteção Etno-ambiental do Vale do Javari (Brazil)
FTT Finishing the Task (India)
FUNAI Fundação Nacional do Indio (Brazil)
FUNASA Fundação Nacional do Saude (Brazil)
GILLBT Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy, and Bible Translation
GR Gospel Recordings
GXLOUS Guangxi Language and Orthography Use Situation (China)
IBT Indian Bible Translators 
ICDBL International Committee for the Defense of the Breton Language
ICGM India Church Growth Mission
IEM Indian Evangelical Mission
IEPE Instituto de Pesquisa e Formação Indígena (Brazil)
IICCC India Institute for Cross Cultural Communication 
ILN Instituto de Línguas Nacionais [National Institute of Languages] (Angola)
IMA India Missions Association 
IMB International Mission Board (Southern Baptist)
INALI Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indigenas (Mexico) 
INDEC Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (Argentina) 
INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Mexico)
INF International Nepal Fellowship 
IPA International Phonetic Alphabet
ISA Instituto Socioambientão [Socio-environmental Institute] (Brazil) 
ISEAS Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (Viet Nam)
ISO International Organization for Standardization
JHEOA Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli [Indigenous Peoples Affairs Department] (Malaysia)
KANINDE Associação de Defensa Etnoambiental (Brazil)
L1 / L2 first language / second (or other additional) language
LBT Lutheran Bible Translators
LEDBL Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Language (Nepal)
Lg Dev Language development
Lg Use Language use
LGA Local Government Area (Nigeria)
LLG Local Level Government area (Papua New Guinea)
LWC language of wider communication
MARC Missions Advanced Research and Communications Center
MSSS Ministere de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (Quebec)
NCIP National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (Philippines)
NELIMO Nucleus for the Study of Mozambican Languages (Mozambique)
NFDH Nepali Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
NFDIN National Foundation for the Development of Indigenous Nationalities (Nepal)
NILS National Indigenous Languages Survey (Australia)
NLCI New Life Computer Institute (India)
NMNML National Minorities and National Minority Languages (Sweden)
NP noun phrase
NT New Testament
NTM New Tribes Mission
NWFP Northwest Frontier Province (Pakistan)
OCEI Oficina Central de Estadística e Informática [Central Office of Statistics and Informatics] (Venezuela)
OMF Overseas Missionary Fellowship
OSV Object-Subject-Verb
OT Old Testament
OVS Object-Verb-Subject
PBT Pioneer Bible Translators
PCS Protestant Church in Sabah (Malaysia) 
pej. pejorative
PIB Pueblos Indígenas de Bolivia [Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia]
RC Roman Catholic church
SIL SIL International
SNNPR Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (Ethiopia)
SOV Subject-Object-Verb
SV Subject-Verb
SVO Subject-Verb-Object
TEAM The Evangelical Alliance Mission
TISLL The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages
TV television
Type Typological information
UBS United Bible Societies
UKAW Artha Wacana Christian University (East Timor, Indonesia)
UN United Nations
UNAP Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay)
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNHCR United Nations High Commission on Refugees
UNSD United Nations Statistics Division 
USCWM US Center for World Missions
USDS US Department of State
VAP Verb-Agent-Patient
VC Vowel-Consonant syllable
VDC Village Development Committee (Nepal)
VO Verb-Object
VOS Verb-Object-Subject
VP verb phrase
VPA Verb-Patient-Agent
VS Verb-Subject
VSO Verb -Subject-Object
VV Vowel-Vowel syllable
WFA Word for All (India)
WFW Word for the World
WT World Team
YWAM Youth With A Mission