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Found on Topo Maps:

Adak (1951), Adak (1951), Adak (1951), Adak (1954), Adak (1957), Adak (1983),

Adak Island, Alaska

Coordinates:
51 ° 47' 4" N, 176 ° 38' 25" W

Borough:
Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation:581 ft / 177 m

Part of:Andreanof Islands

Mountains

Smaller Islands

Aleut name reported as "Ayasgh" or "Kayaku" by Maxim Lazerov in 1761 (Coxe, 1787, p. 81). This island was called "Os[trov] Adakh" by Lt. Sarichev (1826, map 3), IRN, and Capt. Tebenkov (1852, map 28), IRN. The name may be from the Aleut word "adaq" which R. H. Geoghegan traslated as "father."