Akhili was a village in the Sharur-Daralayaz uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Pashali (Azizbeyov, Vayk) district, and present-day Vayots Dzor province. It was located 7 km to the southwest of the settlement of Pashali and on the bank of the Arpachay. The village was noted in “The Iravan Province Review Book”. In Azerbaijani sources the name of the village was noted as “Aghilli” and “Akhili”.

The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 11 in 1831, 23 in 1873, 39 in 1886, 38 in 1897, 36 in 1914 and 50 Azerbaijanis in 1916. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or deported from the village by Armenian armed units and the village turned into ruins in 1918.

The toponym was coined by adding the suffix “-li” to the word “akhi” meaning “the name of a dervish community”.