AKB48 Group (AKB48グループ?) is the general term used to address AKB48 and its sister groups as a collective. Their "official rival" group, Nogizaka46, is sometimes considered to be in the AKB48 Group. However, it is not an official part, with the exception of Ikoma Rina (who had a concurrent status in AKB48).
- SNH48 (independently started it's own group in 2016)
- AKB48 Team TP (Previously TPE48)
- AKB48 China