Kichik Tepekoy

Kichik Tepekoy was a village in the territory of the Aghbaba area (nahiya) of the Kars uezd of the former Kars province, later in the former Amasiya (Aghbaba) district, and present-day Shirak province. It was located 17 km to the northwest of Amasiya and on the left bank of the Arpachay. The village was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village inhabitants consisted of the Garapapags who contributed to the Azerbaijani ethnogenesis. The village was inhabited by 164 Azerbaijanis in 1886, 206 in 1897, 321 in 1908 and 209 Azerbaijanis in 1914. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or ousted from the village by Armenian armed formations in 1920. The village was abolished after being merged with the village of Boyuk Tepekoy in 1950.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “tepe” meaning “a hill” and “koy” meaning “a village” in Turkish.