Almali is a village in the Sharur-Daralayaz uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Pashali (Azizbeyov, Vayk) district. The provincial centre lies 45 km to the southeast of the town of Keshishkend (Yeghegnadzor), at a height of 1,600 m above sea level.

Along with the Armenians, the village was inhabited also by six Azerbaijanis in 1831, 14 Azerbaijanis in 1897, live Azerbaijanis in 1926. At present, Armenians live in the village.

Along with the provinces of Syunik, Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik of present-day Armenia (the former Keshishkend (Yeghegnadzor), Kavar (Kamo), Pashali (Azizbeyov, Vayk) and Gafan districts), one can often encounter the toponym “Almali” also in Azerbaijan and Türkiye. The toponyms called “Almali” have no association with the name of a fruit (“alma” means “apple”). This is a Turkic ethnonym. One of the tribes within the tribal union of the Halab Turkmens is called “Almali”.

The name of the village was formed on the basis of the ethnonym “Almali”. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 12 November 1946, the village was renamed “Khndzorud”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated to the administrative area of the Vayots Dzor province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 39°33’ N., longitude: 45°24’ E.