Amami Islands (奄美, Amami?) is a group of islands in Kagoshima prefecture in the Kyūshū region of Japan.
The name of the islands comes the mythological figure of Amamiko.
Amami was occupied by the United States from 1945 to 1953.
The largest island in the group is Amami-Ohshima. Other islands include Kikaijima, Tokunoshima, Okinoerabujima, Yorontou and some small islands make up the Amami Islands.