Standard Abbreviations

AAV Asociación Argentina de Vexilología
ACV Associació Catalana de Vexil·lologia
AFA American Flag Association (see USFF)
AFEIV Association française d’études internationale de vexillologie (formerly Association internationale d’études vexillologique (AIEV))
AIEV Association internationale d’études vexillologique (see AFEIV)
AFS Australian Flag Society
AMGH Academia Mejicana de Genealogía y Heráldica
APCRA Asociación de Profesionales del Ceremonial de la República Argentina (see CIDEC)
ARV Association Réunionnaise de Vexillologie
ASM Accademia di San Marciano, Sezione Vessillologica
ASV Asociación Venezolana de Simbología (see AVS)
AVS Asociación Venezolana de Simbología (incorrectly abbreviated ASV)
BS Bandiere Storiche
BB Bannieloù Breizh
BDA The Burgee Data Archives (formerly Canadian Flag Institute (CFI))
BHVS Българско хералдическо и вексилоложко общество / Bulgarian Heraldry and Vexillology Society
CBFA Chesapeake Bay Flag Association
CEBED Centre Belgo-Européen d’Études des Drapeaux
CFA The Canadian Flag Association / L’Association canadienne de vexillologie
CFI Canadian Flag Institute (see BDA)
CFZ Centrum Flagi Ziemi / Earth Flag Centre
CHED Counseil Héraldique de l’Etat Danois
CIDEC Fundación Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Culturales (temporarily known as Asociación de Profesionales del Ceremonial de la República Argentina (APCRA))
CISV Centro Italiano Studi Vessillologici
COR Congress Organizing Representative
CSVA Confederate States Vexillological Association
CVE Cumann Vexilleolaioch na hÉireann / Vexillological Society of Ireland
CVS Česká vexilologická společnost o. s. (formerly Vexilologický Klub (VK))
DGF Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde e.V.
EHS Estonian Heritage Society
FANZ The Flag Association of New Zealand / Te Roopu Haki Matua o Aotearoa (see NZFA)
FDC The Flag Design Center
FF Fellow of the Federation
FFN The Flag Foundation of Nigeria
FHF Flag Heritage Foundation
FI The Flag Institute
FOTW Flags of the World
FPF Flag Plaza Foundation (see NFF)
FRC The Flag Research Center
FRCSL Flag Research Centre of Sri Lanka
FSA Flag Society of Australia Inc.
GOH Gesellschaft für Österreichische Heereskunde
GSI Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann Teoranta / Genealogical Society of Ireland Limited
GWAV Great Waters Association of Vexillology (formerly Great Waters Chapter (GWC))
GWC Great Waters Chapter (see GWAV)
HAVSOM The Heraldry and Vexilology Society of Malta
HCEHS The Heraldry College of the Estonian Heritage Society
HGZD Hrvatsko grboslovno i zastavoslovno društvo / Croatian Heraldic and Vexillologic Association
HS Heraldica Slovenica (formerly Slovenski Ščit – HGV Club (SS))
HSFS Heraldry Society, Flag Section
HUVA Magyar Vexillológiai Társaság / Hungarian Vexillological Association (see MZT)
HVK Heraldischer Verein “Zum Kleeblatt” von 1888 zu Hannover e.V.
IAFM International Association of Flag Manufacturers
IBV Instituto Brasileiro de Vexilologia
IHW Instytut Heraldyczno-Weksylologiczny
IVA Indian Vexillological Association
JAVA 日本旗章学協会 / Nihon Kishougaku Kyoukai / Japanese Vexillological Association
KVV Kevarzhe Vannielouriezh Vreizh / Société Bretonne de Vexillologie (formerly abbreviated SBV)
LF Laureate of the Federation
MBV Mauritius Buch Verlag GmbH
MHZ Македонско Хералдичко Здружение / Makedonsko Heraldičko Združenie / Macedonian Heraldry Society
MZT Magyarországi Zászló Társaság / Hungarian Flag Society (formerly Zászlókutató Intézet (ZI) and Magyar Vexillológiai Társaság / Hungarian Vexillological Association (HUVA))
NAVA North American Vexillological Association-Association nord-américaine de vexillologie
NEVA New England Vexillological Association
NF Nordisk Flaggselskap / Nordisk Flagselskab / Nordiska Flaggsällskapet / Norræna Fánafélagið / Pohjoismaiden Lippuseura
NFF National Flag Foundation (formerly Flag Plaza Foundation (FPF))
NGS National Geographic Society
NVV Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlaggenkunde (see NVvV)
NVvV Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlaggenkunde (formerly abbreviated NVV and NVVV)
NZFA New Zealand Flag Association (formerly The Flag Association of New Zealand / Te Roopu Haki Matua o Aotearoa (FANZ))
NZFIT New Zealand Flag Institute Trust (NZFIT)
OGHB Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique
P FIAV President
PFA The Portland Flag Association (formerly Portland Flag Group (PFG))
PFG Portland Flag Group (see PFA)
PH Partioheraldikot r.y. (formerly abbreviated PR)
PR Partioheraldikot r.y. (see PH)
PTW Polskie Towarzystwo Weksylologiczne
RCVH Русский центр флаговедения и геральдики / Russian Centre of Vexillology and Heraldry (formerly Volga Vexillology Club (VVC))
SAVA Southern African Vexillological Association
SBH Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek
SBV Kevarzhe Vannielouriezh Vreizh / Société Bretonne de Vexillologie (see KVV)
SCHG ჰერალდიკის სახელმწიფო საბჭო საქართველოს პარლამენტთან არსებული / The State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia
SEV Sociedad Española de Vexilología
SFD Svenska Flaggans Dag
SFV Société française de vexillologie
SG FIAV Secretary-General
SGC FIAV Secretary-General for Congresses
SGHAPG Societatea de Genealogie, Heraldică şi Arhivistică “Paul Gore”
SRV Societatea Română de Vexilologie
SS Slovenski Ščit – HGV Club (see HS)
SSV Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Fahnen- und Flaggenkunde / Société Suisse de Vexillologie / Società Svizzera di Vessillologia
SVAL Société Vexillologique d’Alsace-Lorraine
SVB Societas Vexillologica Belgica
SVI Středisko vexilologických informací / Flag Data Centre
SVN Stichting Vlaggenmuseum Nederland (formerly Stichting Vlaggenmuseum Rotterdam (SVR))
SVO Société vexillologique de l’ouest
SVR Stichting Vlaggenmuseum Rotterdam (see SVN and SVPR)
SVPR Stichting Vlaggenparade Rotterdam (formerly Stichting Vlaggenmuseum Rotterdam (SVR))
TVA สมาคมธัชวิทยาแห่งประเทศไทย / Thai Vexillological Association / Samakom Touchchavittaya Hangprathedthai
TWMF Tumbling Waters Museum of Flags
UHT Українсьҝе Геральдичне Товариство / Ukrayins’ke Heral’dychne Tovarystvo / The Ukrainian Heraldry Society
USFA United States Flag Association (see USFF)
USFF United States Flag Foundation (formerly American Flag Association (AFA) and United States Flag Association (USFA))
VASLA Vexillological Association of Sri Lanka
VAST Vexillological Association of the State of Texas
VDCN Vlaggen Dokumentatie Centrum Nederland
VK Vexilologický Klub (see CVS)
VSHA Västra Sveriges Heraldiska Sällskap (see VSHS)
VSHS Västra Sveriges Heraldiska Sällskap (incorrectly abbreviated VSHA)
VVC Volga Vexillology Club (see RCVH)
WH Wappen-Herold, Deutsche Heraldische Gesellschaft e.V.
WVRI World Vexillological Research Institute
ZI Zászlókutató Intézet (see MZT)