Sawu Islands, Indonesian Kepulauan Sawu, Sawu also spelled Savu, Sawoe, or Sabu, island group in the Savu Sea, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The island group includes Sabu, Raijua and several islets located about 100 miles (160 km) west of the southern tip of the island of Timor. The typography of the islands are generally low and almost flat; elevation ranges from 3 to 330 feet (1 to 100 metres).
The islands are densely populated, and the principal occupation is agriculture. Corn (maize) and cotton are the main products, and there are extensive coconut plantations along the coasts. Some fruits and vegetables are also grown, and cattle and ponies are raised. Exports are mainly copra and fish. Most of the population practices Protestant Christianity; a significant minority follows a local religion. Seba and Baah, the chief towns on Sabu Island, are linked by road.