M.), protected by a circle of dikes and connected by steamer with Husum on the mainland; Amrum (102 sq.
AMRUM, or AMROM, a German island in the North Sea, off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein to the south of Sylt.
The larger part of Amrum consists of a treeless sandy expanse, but a fringe of rich marshes affords good pasture-land.
The fish mostly caught are cod, haddock and herrings, while Heligoland yields lobsters, and the islands of Fhr, Amrum and Sylt oysters of good quality.
The inhabitants of the neighbouring islands, Sylt, Amrum and Fiihr, who speak a kindred dialect, have apparently never regarded themselves as Frisians, and it is the view of many scholars that they are the direct descendants of the ancient Saxons.