The Near Island Group (Near Islands) is located at the western end of the Aleutian Island Chain (Aleutian Islands) in Alaska in the United States. Includes Attu Island, Agattu Strait, Agattu Island, Semichi Pass and the Semichi Island Group (Semichi Islands) including Alaid Island, Nizki Island and Shemya Island. Borders the Bearing Sea to the north and North Pacific Ocean to the south. To the east is the Rat Island Group (Rat Islands). Known in Aleut "Sasignan tanangin".
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September 1, 2018