Armenians have settled long ago in the eastern slope of mount Srbakhut, perhaps since the times of khanates. The name of the village of ‘Khnushinak’ originates from the connection of ‘khan’ and ‘shen’ words, i.e. the village belonging to khans. However, the villagers have another explanation: the village is named after river Khonashen. The numerous records on the walls of the Church of the Holy Mother speak about the 19th century.