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."
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