Sin: යාල yāla – யால yāla

‘September Paddy’  SP, UP, Sri Lanka.

From Sin: yala, ‘September harvest, the minor one’.

If the paddy fields are fertile enough paddy can be grown in the later season. These are the yala fields.

Yala National Park is popular with tourists seeking the classic ‘safari’ experience:

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.