Adak Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 51 ° 47' 4" N, 176 ° 38' 25" W
  • Region: Aleutians West (CA)
  • Elevation: 581 ft / 177 m
  • Part of: Andreanof Islands
  • Mountains: Split Top,

    Smaller Islands: Ina Island,

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About
Mountainous island lying near the center of the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands. 28 miles long. 711 square kilometers in area.

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."

History
Aleut name reported as "Ayasgh" or "Kayaku" by Maxim Lazerov in 1761 (Coxe, 1787, p. 81). Adakh" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 3), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), and Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 28), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). adaq" which R. H. Geoghegan translates as "father."

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