> Korean History in the Eyes of the Dokdo Islands > Name of Dokdo

Dokdo has been known by several names including Sambongdo, Gajido, Usando, Jasando and Seokdo. Such geographic names reveal how their respective regions and geographical features were perceived by people at the time, and they are a form of culture created by people. As such, we can better understand the past landscapes, ecological environment and perceptions of Dokdo Island based on the changes in its geographic name.

The first name of Dokdo, Usando

Sambongdo and Dokdo in Historical records

The name of Dokdo which was root of Otaridae, Gajido

The name of Dokdo which means stone island, Seokdo