Yukhari Garaburun

Yukhari Garaburun was a village in the territory of the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Vedi (Ararat) district, and present-day Ararat province. The village was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited by 208 Azerbaijanis in 1897 and 78 Azerbaijanis in 1914. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or expelled from the village by Armenian armed units in 1919. The village was later abolished. At present, it lies in ruins.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “yukhari” which is a distinctive feature, “gara” meaning in Old Turkic “big” and “burun” meaning “the point of a high land that juts out into a large body of water; a headland”, “a rocky promontory, a spur or a branch of a mountain, a cliff”.