A Agent in constituent word order
ABWE Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
ACFLC Act Creating the Filipino Language Commission, No. 07104
ACHPR African Charter on Human Peoples’ Rights (1987)
AIATSIS Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
alt. alternate name for
alt. dial. alternate dialect name for
AMTB Association of Brazilian Cross Cultural Missions
ANSNIC Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Nicaragua
ATR advanced tongue root
AUSTLANG Australian Indigenous Language Database
AVO Agent-Verb-Object
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BCA Baptist Church Association
BI Bibles International
BSI Bible Society of India
BTA Bible Translation Association
BTL Bible Translation and Literacy
C Consonant in canonical syllable patterns
CABTAL Cameroon Association for Bible Translation and Literacy
CAPRO Calvary Ministries
CASS Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
CDE Convention against Discrimination in Education (1960)
Class Language classification
CMA Christian and Missionary Alliance
COAC Center for Orang Asli Concerns
CPIAC Comisão Pro Indio do Acre
CPPDCE Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005)
CSICH Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003)
CTI Compañía de Teléfonos del Interior
DBS Deaf Bible Society
dial. primary dialect name for
DNP Departamento Nacional de Planeación
DNPI Diagnóstico Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas
DOBES Documentation of Endangered Languages (Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen)
DOGC Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya
DOOR Deaf Opportunity Outreach
ECP Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea
ECRML European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages
ECRML European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992)
ELDP Endangered Languages Documentation Programme
EUD European Union of the Deaf
FCPNM Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1998)
FEL Foundation for Endangered Languages
FOIRN Federação das Organizações Indígenas do Rio Negro
FPCC First Peoples’ Cultural Council
FPEVJ Frente de Proteção Etno-ambiental do Vale do Javari
FTT Finishing the Task
FUNAI Fundação Nacional do Indio
FUNASA Fundação Nacional do Saude
GILLBT Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy, and Bible Translation
GRN Global Recordings Network
GXLOUS Guangxi Language and Orthography Use Situation
IBT Indian Bible Translators
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
IEPE Instituto de Pesquisa e Formação Indígena
IICCC India Institute for Cross Cultural Communication
ILOCITP ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal People no. 169 (1989)
IMA India Missions Association
IMB International Mission Board
INALI Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indigenas
INDEC Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía
INF International Nepal Fellowship
ISA Instituto Socioambiental
ISO International Organization for Standardization
JHEOA Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli
km kilometer(s)
L1 / L2 first language / second (or other additional) language
LBT Lutheran Bible Translators
Lg Dev Language development
Lg Use Language use
LGA Local Government Area
LLG Local Level Government area
LSDO Language and Social Development Organization (Myanmar)
LWC language of wider communication
m meter(s)
NADHHRM National Association of Deaf and Hard of Hearing of the Republic of Macedonia
NBTT Nigeria Bible Translation Trust
NCIP National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (Philippines)
NCRP North Caucasus Regional Partnership
NDFN Nepali Federation of the Deaf
NFDIN National Foundation for the Development of Indigenous Nationalities
NGO Non-government Organization
NLCI New Life Computer Institute
NMNML National Minorities and National Minority Languages (Sweden)
NP noun phrase
NT New Testament
NTM New Tribes Mission
NWT Northwest Territories
OCIP Organización de Cabildos Indígenas del Putumayo
OIF Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
OMF Overseas Missionary Fellowship
OSV Object-Subject-Verb
OVS Object-Verb-Subject
P Patient in constituent word order
PBT Pioneer Bible Translators
PCS Protestant Church in Sabah (Malaysia)
pej. pejorative
PIB Pueblos Indígenas de Bolivia
pl. plural
RLLG Rural Local Level Government (Papua New Guinea)
S Subject in constituent word order
SEE Signing Exact English
SESAI Special Indigenous Health Secretariat (Brazil)
sg. singular
SIL SIL International
SOV Subject-Object-Verb
SV Subject-Verb
SVO Subject-Verb-Object
TEAM The Evangelical Alliance Mission
TV television
Type Typological information
UBS United Bible Societies
UKAW Artha Wacana Christian University
UN United Nations
UNCRPD United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (2006)
UNDESA United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UNDRIP United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNHCR United Nations High Commission on Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNSD United Nations Statistics Division
USCWM US Center for World Missions
USDS US Department of State
V Vowel in canonical syllable patterns
VDC Village Development Committee
VO Verb-Object
VOS Verb-Object-Subject
VS Verb-Subject
VSO Verb-Subject-Object
WFD World Federation of the Deaf
WJC World Jewish Congress
WLRP Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project
WT World Team