Bozabdal is a village in the Lori-Pambak uezd of the Tiflis governorate, later in the former Boyuk Garakilsa (Gugark) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre lies 3 km to the northeast of the town of Vanadzor (Boyuk Garakilsa), on the left bank of the Pambak River, at the foot of Bozabdal Mountain, and at a height of 1,615 m above sea level. It was mentioned as “Bzovdal” in the works of Armenian authors, as “Bzobdal”, “Bzovdere” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis, who gradually left it after Armenians had been settled in the region.

The toponym was coined by combining the Turkic ethnonyms “boz” and “abdal”.

The village was renamed “Bazum” by decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 25 January 1978. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Lori province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°52′ N., longitude: 44°26′ E.