Ala is a Noongar word. Ala means over there or in connection to and or in relation to that location or thing. One will find the word ala in many place name sentences across Noongar boodjar. Understanding the word ala and how to use it will help one crack the ancient codes of place names of south western Australia. One can now interpret the meaning of the Noongar word ala as meaning that thing over there or in connection to some thing at a distance away and or in relation to that location or thing over there.