Cheẑich'ed Biny
Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: Chull-zaitch-ette Bee
Relative Location: N of Bendziny (lake), S of Copeland Hills, E of Luck Mountain, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°20'18"N, 124°02'42"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93C/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Chilcotin Lake adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917. "Chilcotin Lake (not Chezakut Lake)" confirmed in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Re-approved 13 March 1947 on 93/SW. See Chilcotin River for origin information. Name changed 11 March 2019 to Cheẑich'ed Biny on 93C/8 as recommended by the Tŝilhqot'in National Government and supported by the Cariboo Regional District, BC Parks, and Recreation Sites and Trails.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Cheẑich'ed Biny is a Tŝilhqot’in name meaning 'lake at Cheẑich’ed.' "Cheẑich’ed" is the origin of the anglicized name "Chezacut" (community) as well as "Chezakut Lake", a previous name for the lake. The name is a proper noun and has been in use for so long that a direct translation to English is difficult but may roughly translate as 'lake at the place where there is down feathers' (Advice from Tŝilhqot'in National Government, 2018).

Source: included with note