Yengija is a village in the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Vedi (Ararat) district, and currently in the Ararat province. The provincial centre is located 13 km to the southeast of the town of Gamarli (Artashat), on the tributary of the Vedi River and at a height of 860 m above sea level. It was noted in “The Iravan Province Comprehensive Data Book” and marked on the five- verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited by 37 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 189 in 1873, 199 in 1886, 313 in 1897, 470 in 1904 and 517 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1919 the Azerbaijanis were massacred by Armenian militants and deported from the village. Armenians from abroad were resettled there. After the establishment of Soviet power in the territory of present-day Armenia, the Azerbaijanis who survived were able to return to their homes. The village was inhabited by 162 Azerbaijanis, 187 Armenians in 1922; 194 Azerbaijanis, 160 Armenians and Kurds in 1926; and 182 Azerbaijanis, 195 Armenians in 1931. According to the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers “On the resettlement of collective farmers and other Azerbaijani population from the Armenian SSR to Kur-Araz lowlands of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, the Azerbaijanis were forcibly resettled from their historical and ethnic territories in 1948–1949. Only Armenians remain in the village.

The toponym was coined by adding suffix “-ja” to the word “yengi” which means “fresh, new”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 April 1991, the village was renamed “Sisavan”. According to the law “On the Administrative-Territorial Division of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative territory of the Ararat province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 39°54’ N., longitude 44°40’ E.