The third syllable, "how", denotes the exclamation and stands for the same thing in Shoshoni that the exclamation mark (! The Shoshoni word is "Ee-dah-how", and the Indian thought thus conveyed when translated into English means, "Behold! For example, at 2.3 million acres (930,000 ha), the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area is the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States.
Idaho is a Rocky Mountain state with abundant natural resources and scenic areas.
To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. In the early 19th century, Idaho was considered part of the Oregon Country, an area disputed between the U. In the state's north, the relatively isolated Idaho Panhandle is closely linked with Eastern Washington, with which it shares the Pacific Time Zone – the rest of the state uses the Mountain Time Zone.
Other significant rivers include the Coeur d'Alene River, the Spokane River, the Boise River, and the Payette River.
The Salmon River empties into the Snake in Hells Canyon and forms the southern boundary of Nez Perce County on its north shore, of which Lewiston is the county seat.
Regardless, a portion of Washington Territory, including Idaho County, was used to create Idaho Territory in 1863.
Despite this lack of evidence for the origin of the name, many textbooks well into the 20th century repeated as fact Willing's account the name "Idaho" derived from the Shoshone term "ee-da-how". The states of Washington and Oregon are to the west, Nevada and Utah are to the south, and Montana and Wyoming are to the east.
The state has snow-capped mountain ranges, rapids, vast lakes and steep canyons.