Site of Eskimo village, on Chukchi Sea coast, 22.5 km (14 mi) SW of Wainwright; Arctic Plain.
this Eskimo name has been variously spelled by authorities for more than 100 years. in Russian by Lieutenant L. A. Zagoskin, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), in 1842-44, as "Kylyamigtagvik," and then in 1861 by P. Tikhmeniev as "S(elenie) Kilametagagmyut," or "Kilametagag people's village," Census recorded the name as "Kolumakturook." Ray's "Barrow Expedition" told Marcus Baker in 1890 that the name is probably derived from that of a throwing weapon like a sling or bola. and "Kilauwitawinmium" (p. 44), and in a letter "Ke-lev-a-tow-tin." With the influence of Baker's Alaska Dictionary" in 1906 the spelling becomes more standardized in a slightly anglicized form, exemplified by the "i" and "ie" endings. abandoned.