Cheja Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Chechidla Range, NW of Telegraph Creek, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°05'00''N, 132°30'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104K/1
Related Maps: 104K
104K/1
104K/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1954 on 104K.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"...means 'mountains are hard'. The name was supplied by an old Indian of the Tahltan tribe, who was familiar with the country and who now lives at Telegraph Creek. His command of English was inadequate to property express the meaning of certain Indian [names]. The spelling....[is phonetic] and may not represent the true interpretation." (January 1954 names list with remarks provided by Army Survey Establishment, file T.5.54)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office