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This page covers the abbreviations and acronyms used in naming roads in Waze. By following these guidelines the Text-to-speech (TTS) feature will work at its optimum level. If you have questions about these instructions, see the [[Abbreviations_and_acronyms#Further reading|further reading]] at the bottom of this page.
==Other abbreviations==
''' ''Prefixes, directional abbreviations and other (non-suffix) abbreviations should not be used, except for state/ territory abbreviations & country abbreviations; under ISO 3166-1 alpha-3.'' '''
1. Prefix abbreviations include: Mount (Mt.), and Saint (St.)
Note: Mount (Mt.) is not the same as Mountain (Mtn.).
:*Although they are common, can cause issues as variation and overlap exists between naming, usage, and prefix standards (I.e. What words to, and how to, abbreviate).
:*Therefore a lake named "Lake Clair" would not be abbreviated, while if its documented name was "Clair Lake" it would be.
2. Directional abbreviations include: East (E), South West (SW), Central (CN), Upper (UP), and Lower (LR).
:*In addition to not being abbreviated, directions should only be included when they are a part of the documented name, and not a suffix or prefix added at a later stage to describe location or orientation/ direction.
3. Other abbreviations include: Island (Is.), Quay (Qy), Reserve (Res) and Tunnel (Tunl).
:*These are acceptable to be used when they are a suffix, but not acceptable when they are place names.
:*Therefore "King-Tunnel Road" should have tunnel spelt in full, as it refers to a tunnel. While "Queen Tunnel-Road" could have tunnel abbreviated, as tunnel refers to the type of roadway, and is a part of the suffix.
:*Likewise an Island named "Island Island" would be abbreviated to Island Is.
4. The exception to the above is abbreviations for states and or territories; and countries with their three character abbreviation. These contain correct punctuation. Other regions do not fall under this category.
:*For example: California would be abbreviated to C.A. not CA and Victoria to VIC.
:*Country abbreviations are done under "ISO 3166-1 alpha-3". Further information can be found on Wikipedia. ([ ISO 3166:])
:*Other regions include that of Suburbs, Districts, Localities, Shires and special purpose areas. (I.e. Indigenous, Military and Airport areas.)
==Standard suffix abbreviations==
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