Atuona ätwō´nə [key] or Atuana ätwä´nə [key], town, in the Marquesas Islands , South Pacific, in French Polynesia . Situated on the southern coast of the island of Hiva Oa , Atuona overlooks the Bay of Traitors. Gauguin lived in Atuona Valley and is buried there.

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