Abbreviations and acronyms (South Africa)

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Standard Abbreviations

This is a locally derived list. The Original list is at Suffix_Abbreviations. The full set of suffixes is not used in South Africa. The Afrikaans Equivalent is generally a similar term as the Road Name. When commonly used for street names, the ZA Usage Verified column will indicate that it is in use.

  1. TTS = Text To Speech for supported countries.
Road Name Afrikaans Equivalent Abbreviation TTS Compatibility ZA Usage Verified
Alley Steeg Aly Yes Yes
Annex Anneks Anx Yes
Arcade Arkade Arc Yes
Avenue Laan Ave Yes Yes
Bayou Byu Yes
Beach Kus Bch Yes
Beach Strand Bch Yes
Bluff Hang Blf Yes
Bluffs Hange Blfs
Bottom Bodem Btm Yes
Bottom Boom Btm Yes
Boulevard Rylaan Blvd Yes Yes
Branch Sypad Br Yes
Branch Tak Br Yes
Bridge Brug Brg Yes
Broadway Bdwy Untested
Brook Spruit Brk Yes
Brooks Spruite Brks Yes
Burg Dorp Bg Incompatible
Burg Stad Bg Incompatible
Burgs Dorpe / Stede Bgs Untested
Bypass Ompad Byp Yes
Camp Kamp Cp Yes
Canyon Kloof Cyn Yes
Cape Kaap Cpe Untested
Causeway Spoelbrug Cswy Yes
Center Middel Ctr Yes
Center Spil Ctr Yes
Centers Ctrs Untested
Chase Groef Chse
Circle Sirkel Cir Yes Yes
Circles Sirkels Cirs Untested
Cliff Krans Clf Untested
Cliffs Kranse Clfs Untested
Close Einde Cl Yes
Close Slot Cl Yes
Club Kierie Clb Yes
Common Dorpsgrond Cmn Untested
Commons Dorpsgronde Cmns
Corner Hoek Cor Untested
Corners Hoeke Cors Untested
Course Baan Crse Yes
Court Hof Ct Yes
Courts Howe Cts Untested
Cove Baai Cv Incompatible
Cove Inham Cv Incompatible
Coves Baaie / Inhamme Cvs Untested
Creek Spruit Crk Untested
Crescent Singel Cres Yes Yes
Crest Kop Crst Yes
Crest Kruin Crst Yes
Crossing Kruising Xing Yes
Crossroad Kruispad Xrd Yes
Crossroads Kruispaaie Xrds
Curve Kurwe Curv Yes
Dale Dal Dl Yes
Dale Kom Dl Yes
Dam Dam Dam Yes
Divide Skeiding Dv Incompatible
Drive Rylaan Dr Yes
Drives Rylane Drs Untested
Estate Landgoed Est Untested
Estates Ests Untested
Expressway Expy Yes
Extension Verlenging Ext Yes
Extensions Exts Untested
Fall Val Fall Untested
Falls Fls Yes
Ferry Pont Fry Untested
Field Land Fld Untested
Field Veld Fld Untested
Fields Lande / Velde Flds Untested
Flat Laagte Flt Yes
Flats Laagtes Flts Untested
Ford Drif Frd Untested
Fords Drifte Frds Untested
Forest Bos Frst Untested
Forest Woud Frst Untested
Forge Frg Untested
Forges Frgs Untested
Fork Vurk Frk Untested
Forks Vurke Frks Untested
Fort Fort Ft Yes
Fort Skans Ft Yes
Freeway Snelweg Fwy Yes
Garden Tuin Gdn Yes
Gardens Tuine Gdns Yes
Gateway Ingang Gtwy Yes
Gateway Poort Gtwy Yes
Glen Dal Gln Yes
Glen Vlei Gln Yes
Glens Dale / Vleie Glns Untested
Green Veld Grn Yes
Greens Velde Grns Untested
Grove Bos Grv Yes
Groves Bosse Grvs Untested
Harbor Hawe Hbr Yes
Harbors Hawens Hbrs Untested
Haven Toevlug Hvn Untested
Heights Hoogte Hts Yes
Highway Grootpad Hwy Yes
Highway Hoofweg Hwy Yes
Hill Heuwel Hl Yes
Hill Rant Hl Yes
Hills Heuwels / Rante Hls Yes
Hollow Holte Holw Yes
Hollow Laagte Holw Yes
Inlet Ingang Inlt Yes
Island Eiland Is Untested
Islands Eilande Iss Untested
Isle Eiland Il Yes
Junction Verbinding Jctn Yes
Junctions Verbindings Jctns Yes
Key Key Yes
Keys Keys Yes
Knoll Bultjie Knl Yes
Knolls Knls Yes
Lake Meer Lk Untested
Lakes Mere Lks Untested
Land Grond Land Untested
Landing Oorloop Lndg Yes
Lane Laan Ln Yes Yes
Light Lgt Yes
Lights Lgts Yes
Loaf Lf Yes
Lock Insluiting Lck Yes
Locks Lcks Yes
Lodge Ldg Yes
Loop Kring Loop Yes
Mall Sentrum Mall Yes
Manor Landgoed Mnr Yes
Manors Mnrs Yes
Meadow Weide Mdw Yes
Meadows Mdws Yes
Mews Stalle Mews Yes
Mill Meule Ml Untested
Mills Meulens Mls Untested
Mission Sending Msn Yes
Motorway Mtwy Yes
Mount Berg Mount Yes
Mountain Berg Mtn Yes
Mountains Berge Mtns Yes
Neck Nek Nck Yes
Neck Pas Nck Yes
Orchard Boord Orch Yes
Oval Ovaal Oval Yes
Overlook Uitkyk Ovlk
Overpass Opas Yes
Parade Parade Pde Yes Yes
Park Park Pk Yes
Parks Parke Pks Yes
Parkway Pky Yes
Parkways Pkys Yes
Pass Pas Pass Yes
Passage Deurgang Psge Yes
Path Pad Path Yes Yes
Pike Piek Pke Yes
Pine Pne Yes
Pines Pnes Yes
Place Oord Pl Yes Yes
Plain Vlakte Pln Untested
Plains Vlaktes Plns Yes
Plaza Plein (Stadsplein) Plz Yes
Point Punt Pt Untested
Pointe Punt Pte
Points Punte Pts Yes
Pond Poel Pond
Port Hawe Prt Yes
Ports Hawens Prts Yes
Prairie Prêrie Prr Yes
Radial Straal Radl Yes
Ramp Helling Ramp Yes
Ranch Veeplaas Rnch Yes
Rapid Versnelling Rpd Incompatible
Rapids Versnellings Rpds Yes
Rest Rus Rst Untested
Ridge Rant Rdge Yes
Ridges Rante Rdgs Untested
Rise Hoogte Rise Untested
River Rivier Riv Yes
Road Weg Rd Yes
Roads Weë Rds Untested
Route Roete Rte Yes
Row Ry Row Yes
Rue Wynruit Rue Yes
Run Gang Run Yes
Shoal Skool Shl Yes
Shoals Sandbank Shls Yes
Shore Kus Shr Yes
Shores Kuste Shrs Yes
Skyway Skwy Yes
Spring Fontein Spg Yes
Springs Fonteine Spgs Yes
Spur Uitloper Spur Untested
Spurs Uitlopers Spurs
Square Plein Sq Yes Yes
Square Vierkant Sq Yes
Squares Pleine / Vierkante Sqs Yes
Station Stasie Sta Yes
Stravenue Stra
Stream Stroom Strm Yes
Street Straat St Yes
Streets Strate Sts Yes
Summit Piek Smt Yes
Terrace Terras Ter Yes
Throughway Deurgang Thwy Yes
Trace Spoor Trce Yes
Track Baan Trak Yes
Trafficway Trfy Yes
Trail Spoor Trl Yes
Trailer Trlr
Tunnel Tonnel Tunl Yes
Turnpike Draaihek Tpk Yes
Turnpike Tolhek Tpk Yes
Underpass Upas Yes
Union Unie Un Untested
Unions Unies Uns Yes
Valley Vallei Vly Yes
Valleys Valleie Vlys Yes
Viaduct Viaduk Vdct Yes
View Uitsig Vw Yes
Views Uitsigte Vws Yes
Village Dorp Vlg Yes
Villages Dorpe Vlgs Yes
Ville Vl Untested
Vista Uitsig Vis Yes
Walk Wandellaan Walk Yes
Walks Walks
Wall Muur Wall Yes
Waters Waters Wtr Untested
Way Weg Way Yes Yes
Ways Wee Ways Yes
Well Put Wl Yes
Wells Putte Wls Yes
Wharf Kaai Whf
Wharf Werf Whf