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Hiva Oa

[hee-vuh oh-uh]
  1. a volcanic island in the South Pacific, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • This is the chief station of the French on the man-eating isle of Hiva-oa.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Here with some misgivings I prepared to spend my second night in Hiva-oa.

  • And of “the man-eating isle of Hiva-oa” Atuona Valley was the capital.

  • The reputation of Hiva-oa, of the island itself, was at stake.

  • Morning found our canoe close to the rocky coast of Hiva-oa.