Saybali 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. The provincial centre lies 119 km to the northwest of the town of Gafan, at a height of 2,100 m above sea level. After the establishment of the Zangezur district in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was included in the administrative territory of Armenia.

In 1918 the residents left the village having been exposed to the attack of the Armenian armed units. In 1924–1925, the Armenians from Iran and Türkiye were settled in the village.

The toponym was formed on the basis of the word “say” used in the sense of “a volcanic rock”, “a flatland, desert” in Old Turkic and the word “balıq (balık, baluq)” used in the sense of “a shelter, town, castle “. The final consonant “g” at the end of the word “bali”, the second component of the toponym “Saybali”, has fallen. M. Kashghari noted that the name of the town where the Argu tribe lived was also Balu. The toponym “Balu”, mentioned by M. Kashghari, is derived from the word “balıq”. The toponym “Saybali” is a toponym formed on the basis of a relief.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 10 September 1946, the village was renamed “Sarnakunk”. 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.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 39°38’ N., longitude 45°53’ E.