Adak Island

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

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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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