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BRICS: What’s in a language acronym

By Josian Phillips, 

Languages and international markets are often grouped under acronyms or collectives. These are the ones you are most likely to come across:

3G – Global Growth Generators

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Mongolia
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

BRICS

  • Brazil
  • Russia
  • India
  • China
  • South Africa (from 2011)

CIVETS

  • Columbia
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • South Africa

CJK

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

EMEA

  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa

FIGS

  • French/France
  • Italian/Italy
  • German/Germany
  • Spanish/Spain

MINT (formerly MIKT or MIST)

  • Mexico
  • Indonesia
  • Nigeria
  • Turkey

N-11 or Next Eleven

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Turkey
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

Nordics

  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

TIMBI

  • Turkey
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Indonesia

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