, Waḳwāḳ, Wāḳ Wāḳ , Wāḳ al-Wāḳ , al-Wāḳwāḳ (a.), a name, possibly onomatopoeic, of uncertain origin, found in mediaeval Islamic geographical, zoological and imaginative literature. One of the most mystifying place names in the geographical literature, it refers variously to an island or group of islands, inhabited by a darkskinned population who speak a distinct language; a people or race; and a tree producing humanfruit. There is also the cuckoo bird, onomatopoeically known as Wāḳwāḳ.
1. The island or islands of Wāḳwāḳ.
There are many stories connected with it …