Murghuz is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Garakilsa (Sisian) district, and currently in the Syunik province. It lies 31 km to the south of the town of Sisian, adjacent to the Sofulu village. Following the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was integrated into the administrative area of Armenia. It is marked as “Mukhris” in “The Iravan Province Comprehensive Data Book” dated 1590, as “Mahrus” in “The Iravan Province Review Book” dated 1728, as “Murgus” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus, and as “Murkhuz” in the works of Armenian authors.

The village was inhabited by 138 Azerbaijanis in 1886, 60 in 1897, 170 in 1908 and 190 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were exposed to genocide by Armenian armed forces and deported. Following the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the surviving Azerbaijanis managed to return to their lands. The village was inhabited by 101 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 164 in 1926, 177 in 1931 and 826 Azerbaijanis in 1987. In late 1988 the villagers were deported from their historical and ethnic lands by the Armenian government. Currently, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “mur”, a phonetic variant of the word “mar” used in Turkic to mean “a hill” and the ethnonym “Ghuz” (the ethnonym “Oghuz” in Arabic sources). The village is currently called “Jghuni”.

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 Syunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 39°21’ N., longitude: 45°59’ E.