Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Abbreviations for Continents, Countries, and Ethnic Groups

Abbreviations for Continents, Countries, and Ethnic Groups


In cases where a person was born in one country and conducted the work that made them famous in another, the continent and ethnic/cultural group or country where the person became famous is recorded in the gazetteer. The country of birth is recorded in the origin field of the gazetteer. (Effective April 2014)

Continents

Africa (AF)
Antarctica (AN)
Asia (AS)
Europe (EU)
North America (NA)
Oceania (OC)
South and Central America (SA)

Africa (AF)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
Algeria AL
Angola AN
Bantu BA
Benin BE
Botswana BT
Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) BF
Burundi BR
Bushman BU
Bushongo BH
Cameroon CR
Canary Is. CI
Cape Verde CV
Central African Republic CA
Dahomean DH
Egypt EG
Eritrea ER
Ethiopia ET
Gabon GB
Gambia GA
Ghana GH
Gold Coast GC
Guinea GU
Hottentot HO
Ivory Coast IC
Kenya KY
Lesotho LE
Liberia LI
Libya LB
Madagascar MD
Malawi MW
Mali ML
Mande MN
Mauritania MU
Mauritius MA
Mbundu MB
Mende ME
Morocco MR
Mozambique MZ
Namibia NM
Niger NG
Nigeria NI
Pygmy PY
Republic of Chad CH
Republic of Djibouti RD
Republic of Equatorial Guinea RE
Republic of Guinea-Bissau RG
Republic of Sao Tome and Principe RS
Republic of Seychelles SY
Rwanda RW
Semitic SE
Senegal SN
Sierra Leone SL
Somalia SO
South Africa SA
South Sudan SS
Sudan SU
Swaziland SW
Tanzania TA
Togo TO
Tunisia TN
Uganda UG
Union of the Comoros UC
Unknown --
Yao YA
Zaire ZA
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZI
Zulu ZU

Antarctica (AN)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
America (Antarctica) AM
France (Antarctica) FR
Unknown --

Asia (AS)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
Afghanistan AF
Akkadian (Accadian) AK
Altai AL
Arabian AR
Armenian AM
Assyrian AY
Assyro-Babylonian AB
Azerbaijan AZ
Babylon BY
Bahrain BI
Bangladesh BA
Bhutan BH
Brunei BN
Buriat BR
Burma BU
Cambodia CM
China CH
Chukchi CU
Democratic People's Republic of Korea DK
Elamite EL
Evenki EV
Georgia GE
Hebrew HE
Hindu HI
India IN
Indonesia ID
Iran IR
Iraq IQ
Israel IS
Itelmen IT
Japan JA
Jewish JW
Jordan JO
Kashmir KA
Kazakhstan KZ
Ket KT
Korea KR
Kuwait KU
Kyrgyzstan KY
Laos LA
Lebanon LE
Malaysia MA
Mansi MS
Mesopotamian ME
Minyong MY
Mongolia MO
Monguor MG
Nanai NA
Neghidhian NG
Nepal NE
Nganasan NS
Oman OM
Ostyak OS
Pakistan PK
Persian PE
Philippines PH
Phoenician PO
Qatar QA
Republic of Korea RK
Republic of the Maldives ML
Sanskrit SA
Saudi Arabia SB
Scythian SC
Semitic SE
Siberia SI
Sri Lanka SR
Sumerian SU
Syria SY
Taiwan TW
Tajik TJ
Thailand TH
Tibet TB
Timor-Leste TL
Tungu TN
Turkey TU
Turkmenistan TK
Tuva TV
Ulci UL
United Arab Emirates UA
Unknown --
Urartu UR
Uzbekistan UZ
Vietnam VT
Yakutian YK
Yemen YE

Europe (EU)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
Albania AL
Andorra AN
Austria AS
Bashkir BS
Belarus BL
Belgium BE
Bosnia-Herzegovina BH
Bulgaria BU
Byzantine BZ
Caucasus CC
Celtic CE
Chuvash CH
Croatia CR
Cyprus CY
Czechoslovakia CZ
Denmark DE
England EN
Eskimo (Greenland) EK
Estonia ES
Finland FI
Flemish FL
France FR
Germany GE
Great Britain GB
Greek GR
Greenland GL
Gypsy GY
Hungary HU
Iceland IC
Ireland IR
Italy IT
Kalmyk KL
Karelia KA
Komi KO
Kosovo KS
Lapp LP
Latin LA
Latvia LV
Liechtenstein LE
Lithuania LI
Luxembourg LU
Macedonian MA
Malta ML
Mari MR
Moldova MD
Montenegro MN
Mordvinian MO
Netherlands (Dutch) DU
Norse NS
Norway NO
Oscan OS
Ostrogoth OG
Poland PO
Portugal PG
Roman RM
Romania (Rumania) RO
Russia RU
San Marino SM
Scandinavian SD
Scotland SC
Scythia SY
Slavic SL
Slovakia SV
Slovenia SI
Soviet SO
Spain SP
Sweden SW
Switzerland SZ
Tartar TT
Teutonic TU
Udmurtian UD
Ukraine UK
Unknown --
Wales WA
Yugoslavia YU

North America (NA)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
Aleutian AU
Algonquin AL
American AM
Antigua and Barbuda AN
Arikara AR
Aruba AB
Bella Coola BC
Blackfoot BL
Canada CA
Cherokee CE
Cheyenne CY
Chickasaw CH
Chinook CI
Choktaw CO
Chumash CU
Commonwealth of the Bahamas BA
Creek CR
Dakota DA
Dominica DO
Eskimo ES
Hopi HO
Iroquois IR
Klamath KL
Lakota LA
Mandan MA
Mexico ME
Navajo NV
Osage OS
Pawnee PW
Pequot PE
Potawatomi PO
Pueblo PU
Saint Kitts and Nevis SK
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SV
Salish SA
Seneca SE
Shoshoni SH
Sioux SX
Tlingit TL
United States US
Unknown --
Zuni ZU

Oceania (OC)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
Australia AU
Caroline Is. CI
Cook Islands CO
Fiji FJ
Guam GM
Hawaii HA
Kiribati KI
Marquesas Islands MA
Marshall Is. MI
Melanesia ME
Micronesia MC
Nauru NA
New Britain NB
New Caledonia NC
New Guinea GU
New Zealand NZ
Papua New Guinea PN
Polynesia PO
Republic of Palau PA
Samoa SA
Society Is. SI
Toamotu TU
Tonga TO
Tuvalu TV
Unknown --
Vanuatu VA

South and Central America (SA)

Ethnic/Cultural Group
or Country
Abbreviation
Araucanian AC
Argentina AR
Aztec AZ
Barbados BB
Belize BE
Bolivia BO
Bororo RR
Brazil BR
Chile CH
Chimalateco CI
Colombia CO
Costa Rica CR
Cuba CU
Dominican Republic DR
Ecuador EC
El Salvador ES
Falkland Islands FI
French Guiana FG
Grenada GR
Guatemala GU
Guyana GY
Haiti HA
Honduras HO
Inca IN
Jamaica JM
Mayan MY
Nahuatl NA
Netherland (Dutch) Antilles DA
Nicaragua NI
Panama PM
Paraguay PA
Peru PE
Puerto Rico PR
Saint Lucia SL
Suriname SU
Trinidad and Tobago TT
Unknown --
Uruguay UR
Venezuela VE
Virgin Islands VI