Ali settlement is located in the west corner of Ali Village, northeast of Kaligutsan (Mount Jingbu), west of Mount Yadini, on the left bank of Adel River, on a steeply sloping slope with an altitude of about 1200 meters. The Zhiben traversing trail from the Japanese occupation and today’s provincial highway 24 pass under the settlement, and is currently the settlement located on the highest point among the Paiwan and Rukai people. There are two settlements, Swabaliu and Swaumouman, north of Swabaliu.
At present, the police station, elementary school, and village office are all located above the latter. Ali is Adel community, the Japanese call it shiyader, while in the Rukai language it is called Adithi, which refers to the people around the sharp fog-headed peaks.
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