Yuva is a village in the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Gamarli (Artashat) district, and currently in the Ararat province. The provincial centre is located 2-3 km to the southeast of the town of Gamarli, next to the irrigation ditch from the Garni and Vedi Rivers and at a height of 830 m above sea level. The village was noted in “The Iravan Province Comprehensive Data Book” and marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village had been inhabited by Azerbaijanis until 1828. The Armenians removed from the Khoy and Salmas Counties of Iran were settled in the village between 1828 and 1830. Along with the Armenians, the village was inhabited by 33 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 186 in 1873, 161 in 1886, and 60 Azerbaijanis in 1897. In 1905–1906 the Azerbaijanis were subjected to genocide by Armenian militants and deported from the village. At present, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the name of Oghuz tribe “Iva/Yiva” or “Yuva”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 19 April 1950, the village was renamed “Shaumian”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995”, it was integrated into the administrative territory of the Ararat province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°12’ N., longitude 44°17’E.