Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows NE into Fraser River near Shere
NTS map: 83E/4
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Kiwa is Chinook for “crooked.” Before 1915, the creek was called the Little Shuswap River (Raush River was the Big Shuswap). (The Chinook language, which after European contact became the usual language of intercourse between different tribes, is a degraded form of the Chinookean language spoken in the state of Washington.)
- Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. British Columbia representative: D.F. Pearson, director of surveys and mapping, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria..