- a volcanic island in the South Pacific, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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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.