Kichik Armudlu

Kichik Armudlu was a village in the territory of the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Gurdugulu (Hoktemberyan) district, and present-day Armavir province. It was located 6 km to the south of the settlement of Gurdugulu (Hoktemberyan). The village was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus. The first oldest name of the village was “Turk Armudlusu”.

The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 72 in 1831, 178 in 1873, 218 in 1886, 289 in 1897, 309 in 1904, 327 in 1914 and 225 Azerbaijanis in 1916. The village was attacked and its inhabitants were massacred or dispersed from the village by Armenian armed units in 1918. The Armenians removed from Bayazid and Alashkirt provinces of Türkiye were settled in the village. The village was merged with the “Boyuk Armudlu” village in 1930.

The toponym was coined by adding the identifying suffix “-lu” to the fruit name “armud”. “Kichik” is a distinctive feature.