AWA may be an abbreviation for:
- Adam Walsh Act
- Advancing Women Artists Foundation
- Africa World Airlines
- Africa Wrestling Alliance, a wrestling organization
- All Writs Act
- Aluminium wire armour, an electrical cable
- Amalgamated Weavers' Association
- Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia), a telecommunications manufacturer
- America West Airlines
- American Whitewater
- American Wrestling Affiliates, current wrestling organization
- American Wrestling Association, a former wrestling organization
- American Writers Association, a literary organization
- Anarchism without adjectives, a school of anarchist thought
- Animal Welfare Act (disambiguation), several laws
- Anime Weekend Atlanta, an annual anime convention located in Georgia
- Australian workplace agreement, an employment contract
- AWA Tower, Sydney, Australia
- Awadhi language
Awa (or Hawa) is an African feminine given name derived from Eve, Notable people with the name include:
- Awa Marie Coll Seck (born 1951), Senegalese Executive Director of The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership
- Awa Dioum-Ndiaye (born 1961), Senegalese retired female track and field athlete
- Awa Gueye (born August 1978), Senegalese women's basketball player
- Hawa Ghasia, Tanzanian politician
- Hawa Yakubu (1948–2007), Ghanaian politician
- Zainab Hawa Bangura, Sierra Leona politician
Awa is also a New Zealand Māori word that means 'river' often used in given names or part of a name. It can appear in both female and male names. An example of this name use is; Te Awanui Reeder from the band Nesian Mystik. Te Awaunui, can be directly translated as 'The Big River' or 'The Main River'.
Usage examples of "awa".
He had traded with the J awas many times, and he knew how to make certain they did not get the best of him.
Help me, ancient child, help me live, help Perolat and Tjepa, Awas and all the rest, stop this Sikin Ajin before he brings the bombs on us, the fire from the skies.
Around a small shanty was collected a crowd of natives buying the awa root.
And Abou Awas has excellently sung: The importunate Are seldom fortunate.