The Chilcotin of British Columbia, Canada, is usually known simply as “the Chilcotin”, “the Chilcotin Country” or simply Chilcotin. It is a plateau and mountain region in British Columbia on the inland lea of the Coast Mountains on the west side of the Fraser River. Chilcotin is also the name of the river draining that region. In the language of the Chilcotin people their name and the name of the river means “people of the red ochre river” (its tributary the Chilko River means “red ochre river”). The Chilko River is a 75-kilometre (47 mi) long river in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, flowing northeast from Chilko Lake to the Chilcotin River. Its main tributary is the Taseko River.