Yaeyama Islands

The Yaeyama Islands are an archipelago in the southwest of , , and cover 591.46 square kilometres. The islands are located southwest of the , part of the archipelago.
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Island, also known as Ishigakijima, is a island south-west of Okinawa Hontō and the second-largest island of the Yaeyama Island group. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

, one of the Yaeyama Islands, is the westernmost inhabited island of , lying 108 kilometers from the east coast of , between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean proper. Photo: Vincent Lou, CC BY 2.0.

Island is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands of , and the second largest in after itself. Photo: Anagounagi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is one of the Yaeyama Islands of , . Photo: alberth2, CC BY-SA 2.0.


is an in the of , . Photo: 松岡明芳, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Island, often referred to by its full Japanese name Kuroshima, is one of the smaller of the Yaeyama Islands of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Island is an island in the Yaeyama Islands group at the southwestern end of the chain, and part of , , , . Photo: Ken FUNAKOSHI, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Yaeyama Islands

Latitude of center
24.3333° or 24° 20' north
Longitude of center
124° or 124° east
12 metres (39 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Azerbaijani: Yaeyama adaları
  • Basque: Yaeyama Uharteak
  • Catalan: Illes Yaeyama
  • Cebuano: Yaeyama-rettō
  • Chinese: Yaeyama Kûn-tó
  • Chinese: 八重山
  • Chinese: 八重山群岛
  • Chinese: 八重山群島
  • Chinese: 八重山諸島
  • Czech: Jaejama
  • Dutch: Yaeyama-archipel
  • Dutch: Yaeyama-eilanden
  • French: Iles Yaeyama
  • French: Îles Yaeyama
  • German: Yaeyama
  • German: Yaeyama-Inselgruppe
  • German: Yaeyama-Inseln
  • German: Yaeyama-shotō
  • Greek: Γιαεγιάμα
  • Greek: Νήσοι Γιαεγιάμα
  • Hebrew: איי יאיאמה
  • Hungarian: Jaejama-szigetek
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Yaeyama
  • Italian: Isole Yaeyama
  • Japanese: 八重山列島
  • Japanese: 八重山群島
  • Japanese: 八重山諸島
  • Korean: 야에야마 제도
  • Lithuanian: Jaejamos salos
  • Min Nan Chinese: Yaeyama Kûn-tó
  • Polish: Wyspy Yaeyama
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Yaeyama
  • Russian: Острова Яэяма
  • Russian: Яэяма
  • Spanish: Islas Yaeyama
  • Swedish: Yaeyamaöarna
  • Thai: หมู่เกาะยาเอยามะ
  • Turkish: Yaeyama Adaları
  • Ukrainian: Острови Яеяма
  • Ukrainian: Яеяма
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Yaeyama
  • Yue Chinese: 八重山
  • Yaeyama-guntō
  • Yaeyama Group
  • Yaeyana-gunto
  • Yayeyama Rettō

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