Sinhala & Malabar Villages of Jaffanapatnam in 1695

This is an amazing map, that is found at the Beeldbank National Archives, the Netherlands. We were astonished to see that more than 85% off all villages in Yapanaya or Jaffanapatnam in the early Dutch era, were in fact Sinhala. More so shocking, when today, not a single Sinhala family lives in the North!

  • Collection / Archief-Kaartcollectie Buitenland Leupe
  • Description-Kaart van Jaffanapatnam en onderhoorige landen en eilanden.
  • Date 1695.
  • Opmerkingen-Atlas Amsterdam van Isaac de Graaff.

We have done our utmost to work out where necessary the Dutch written words but obviously we can manage so much. There are some with question marks, that were very difficult to workout. If anyone manages to work out, what they are. Please inform us!

We have written the Sinhala form of the words, as they are found on this map e.g. Anacotte-Anakotte, Cottiewatte-Kotiwatta & Malwatte-Malwatta. We have left the Malabar names intact. The ones that cannot be worked out bare question marks next to them.

 

Waligama


Chellale
Chilwoxan
Thalwana-Sinhala
Poonala-Sinhala
Mooly-Sinhala
BataKotte-Sinhala
Aanaly-Sinhala
Kangana-Sinhala
Panditayaru-Sinhala
Ellewela-Sinhala
Alaweta-Sinhala
Kisivalana-Sinhala
Kotiwatta-Sinhala
Chunagaon
Watana-Sinhala
Wimangama-Sinhala
Malagama-Sinhala
Poonala-Sinhala
Thollipola-Sinhala
Mahamulana-Sinhala
Oyavila-Sinhala
Nalloer/Manipay
Oeaumpiray
Javapattuna/Jaffanapatnam(Mixed populations, of Sinhala, Muslim & Indians(Vaduka & Malabar)).

 

Polyipe-Sinhala
Paddewayeal-Sinhala
Kangavely-Sinhala
Malwatta-Sinhala
Palla-Sinhala
Waulewa-Sinhala
Siyanewatte-Sinhala
Chieiwjagatty
Pixaitajitty
Maylotty
Watolawalana-Sinhala
Molengapp
Cattivan
Wachale-Sinhala
Goiralana-Sinhala
Eiale
Ivone??
De dupe put??
Navavitdixy(Nava, we assume is Sinhala word for 'new' but the rest makes no sense)??
Wadakaporawana-Sinhala
Theerakaporawana-Sinhala
Kopaya-Sinhala
Niexvety
Kolambagama-Sinhala

 

Thambala-Sinhala
Walaly-Sinhala
Caddexipay??
Pattevany
Moeleviny
Palaya-Sinhala
Maxate??
Avissenagala-Sinhala
Poetoer
Chessipitiya-Sinhala
Medagala-Sinhala
Keeramalaya-Sinhala
Kangeetota-Sinhala
Unvila-Sinhala
Thodamalaya-Sinhala
Anakotte-Sinhala
Kakuvila-Sinhala
Kondavila-Sinhala
Tavedy
Wanarapona-Sinhala
Tinenilvely
Aliwela-Sinhala
Anungay-Sinhala
Axiale

 

Warmoraetchie


Tondemanar
Kenalavila-Sinhala
Wiexingamale
Cambamoele
Weliwety-Sinhala
Polingoda-Sinhala
Maniyambatha-Sinhala
Lacowatta-Sinhala
Waxida??
Wattathe-Sinhala
Petyvila-Sinhala
Calavan??

 

 

Navandi-Sinhala
Coolotewemoele
Conawa-Sinhala
Lilagama-Sinhala
Waddeay
Toonale
Kollawela-Sinhala
Caaawully
Thambala-Sinhala
Paaetutlxe??
Caycalaon??
Waalepalla-Sinhala
Wellevoxoen??

 

Wellekanda-Sinhala
Kattathenna-Sinhala
Ambana-Sinhala
Naguecoil
Codaxopoe

 

Tinmeraetchie


Navakele-Sinhala
Kohilakanda-Sinhala
Wannadiya-Sinhala
Tannanelappoe
Caydaddy
Onevila-Sinhala
Chiavagaekary
Mattavila-Sinhala
Siyanesala-Sinhala
Mepela-Sinhala
Mandavila-Sinhala
Taulettiettale
Caepiandacuateche

 

Kachchatota-Sinhala/Malabar mix, we think.
Palavi-Sinhala
Canamban
Idyouxitche
Navadesa-Sinhala
Kattamiyana-Sinhala
Laddagama-Sinhala
Poeatty
Waddaeuounitche
Eluide Matual??
Navanillgama-Sinhala
Vaatapalla-Sinhala

 

 

Allana-Sinhala
Weillenpoeatty
Catchay

 

 

Patchiela


Mogamale-Sinhala
Ittavila-Sinhala
Thambalagama-Sinhala
Pollepalla-Sinhala
Alupalla-Sinhala
Ambelepattu-Sinhala
Pallatura-Sinhala
Pas Ponto??

 

Kosampattu-Sinhala
Maasgaana-Sinhala
Megavila-Sinhala
Oeawandapampattoe??
Tammequieximy??
Molipattu-Sinhala
Cottandenraelaon??
Indala(Alimankada Fort)-Sinhala

 

Wanarapattu-Sinhala
Codaxopoe??
Tfsemlempattoe??
Nilliam
Maxoedanoeny
Wattaxayen??
Aliawela-Sinhala
Pas Elophane??

 

Mainland-Today's Kilinochchi & Mullativu coast


Kalimere-Sinhala
Caudaximoeny
Chiangipittya-Sinhala
Kerk van Poanery??
Kattatampittya-Sinhala
J Chittgsquaet??
Pallakattauwan-Sinhala
Sutpannam
Jniquitammoene??
Poveresgean??
Toddaway-Sinhala

Chiale-Sinhala


 

Alanqueuay??
Nal oya-Sinhala
Riv Mandela-Sinhala
Walepattekoda-Sinhala
Nagamona-Sinhala
Tamadiva-Sinhala
Indelampittya-Sinhala
Chiatenmarae??

Enchuysen??
Hoorn??

Moeletive+

 

Nilay
Walewitokepola-Sinhala
Condiljoan Maraer??
Colevy Attancoelymanaon??
R Wattecatche(Might be Malabar)
Karaxarmar oya-Sinhala
Lakediva-Sinhala
Riv Commelaneoeay

J Laok??
J Lao Nantioally??
Riv Aatechollay

 

The Islands

 

Caradive*

  • Tangoda-Sinhala
  • Walandala-Sinhala
  • Callapoomy??

Panadive*
Euloewdive*


Tanadive*

  • Tilak-Sinhala
  • Oya ga watura-Sinhala
  • Boevendamana-Sinhala
  • Conombom??
  • Velana-Sinhala
  • Elapitiya-Sinhala

Mandadive*
Kenedive*
Cannadive*

Donsiridive*(Delft)

  • Ponirgoda-Sinhala

Posiridive*

  • Oya diva-Sinhala
  • Deposvan Welen??
  • Peaingoda-Sinhala

Neinadive*
Lakdive*
Annelledive*

Today Waligama, Warmoraetchie, Tinmeraetchie & the Islands, come under Jaffna district. While Patchiela, is now apart of what is called Kilinochchi district.

*Dive or Diva is Sinhala for Island. Today, all these Islands are Tamilized as Tivu.

+Today their is an entire distirct named 'Mullativu' after the port, called Moeletive. 18th Century Dutch sources give this area, the district name of Kariattemoele, which in fact sounds more Sinhala than Tamil.

It must said that, it is very unfortunate that becuase of the change in policy of the Dutch due to the unpleasent situation with Kandy. The deliberate use of Tamil names after the 1700's is fully seen. Although, Sihala place names were still to be seen in early British rule.

 

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