RW or rw may stand for:


  • Kinyarwanda (Rwanda language) ISO 639 alpha-2 language code
  • Republic Airlines IATA airline designator
  • Rwanda ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
    • .rw, the country code top level domain (ccTLD) for Rwanda

In computing:

  • RapidWeaver, a Mac OS X website building tool
  • a read-write access to files or directories in file system permissions
  • Read-write memory
  • Rewritable media
  • RenderWare, a 3-D rendering engine produced by Criterion Software
  • Robot Wars


  • Respondent witness


  • Right-wing politics
  • right-wing, one of the winger positions in sport
  • Random walk, a mathematical process that can be used to explain phenomena in physics, economics, psychology and other disciplines
  • Road Wild, a World Championship Wrestling pay-per-view
  • R.W., an alternate author notation in botany for Robert Wight
  • Robin Williams, an American actor
  • Robbie Williams, a British pop superstar
  • Ron Weasley, a Harry Potter character
  • Roger Waters, a former member of British progressive rock band Pink Floyd
  • Royal Wings, a Jordanian airline
  • The Real World, an American reality television show
  • Raymond Weil, a Swiss luxury watchmaking company based in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Rainbow Warrior, one of several vessels operated by Greenpeace
  • Rosewood, a type of wood used for guitar fingerboards