Shengovit Bayat

Shengovit Bayat was a village in the territory of the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Zangibasar (Masis) district, and present-day Ararat province. The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis until 1828. The Azerbaijanis were deported after the Treaty of Turkmenchay in 1828 and the Armenians removed from Iran were settled in the village.

Along with the Armenians, the village was inhabited by 75 Azerbaijanis in 1831 and six Azerbaijanis in 1897. They were forced out from the village by the Armenian Dashnaks in the early 20th century. Due to the expansion of the territory of the city of Iravan, the village was abolished in 1935 and integrated into the city of Iravan.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “shen” meaning “a settlement”, “govu (gobu)” meaning “a valley” in Turkic and the name of the Turkic tribe “Bayat” to denote “the settlement of the Bayat tribe in the valley”.