Asni was a village in the territory of the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Vedi (Ararat) district, and present-day Ararat province. It was located to the south of the Saraybulag Mountain range, in the valley of Asni and near Dashbulag.

The village was inhabited by 41 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 79 in 1873, 72 in 1886, 208 in 1897, 165 in 1904, 292 in 1914 and 138 Azerbaijanis in 1916. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were massacred or deported from the village which was abolished in 1920. At present, the village is in ruins.

The toponym consists of two components: the first component is the Turkic ethnonym “Az (As)” and the second one is the identifying suffix “-ni”. Later, these two components merged as “Asni” [as+nı] to form the name of the Turkic tribe “Asni”. At present, the representatives of the Asni tribe reside in the settlement of Sadarak of Nakhchivan.