Act of Free Choice: Referendum held in 1969 determining whether West Papua would be a part of Indonesia. Many in West Papua believe that the referendum was unjustly executed and call for the UN to set another referendum.
AWPA: Australian West Papua Association
BIN: Badan Intelijen Negara – National Security Body
Birds Head Region: The western peninsula of West Papua.
BPKI: Badan Penjelidik Kemerdekaan Indonesian (Indonesian Independence Investigatory Board)
Brimob: Brigade Mobil (Mobile Police Brigade)
Densus 88: Anti-terrorist group trained by Australian Federal Police
DPR: Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives)
Foreri: Forum Rekonsiliasi Rakyat Irian Jaya (Forum of Reconciliation)
Hai Tenahku Papua – West Papua national song.
Irian Jaya: Indonesian name for the West Papua province.
Jayapura 5: Leaders and chairmen arrested at the Third Papuan Congress in October 2011. All 5 were on trial for treason.
JIM: Jakarta Informal Meetings
KOPASSUS: Komando Pasukan Khusus (Army special forces)
KNPB: West Papua National Committee
Lemhannas: Lembaga Ketahanan Nasional (National Resistance)
Lombok Treaty: Agreement on security cooperation between Australia and Indonesia signed in 2006
Morning Star – The West Papua Independence flag.
MPR: Majelis Permusyawarahan Rukyat (People’s Consultative Assembly)
MRP: Majelis Rakyat Papua (Papuan Peoples Congress)
Mubes: Musyawarah Besar Papua (Papuan Mass Consultation)
New York Agreement: An agreement between The UN and Indonesia to conduct a referendum to determine the Independence of West Papua.
NGO: Nongovernmental organisation
NKRI: Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia)
OPM: Organisasi Papua Merdeka – (Freedom of Papua Organisation – rebel group)
PDI: Partai Demokrasi Indonesia –
PKII: Partai Kemerdekaan Indonesia Irian
PNG: Papua New Guinea
RTC: Round Table Conference
TNI: Tentara Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian Defence Force)
TPN: West Papua National Liberation Army
TRNP: Tentara Pembesan National Papua
Trikora: Trikamando Rakyat
UN: United Nations
UNGA: UN General Assembly.
UNTEA: United Nations Temporary Executive Authority