Alikichik is a village in the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Abaran district, and currently in the Aragatsotn province. The provincial centre lies 18 km to the northwest of the town of Ashtarak, on the right bank of the Abaran River, at a height of 1,850 m above sea level. It was mentioned as “Ali kichik” in “The Iravan Province Review Book”. It was marked as “Aligochag” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

Armenian authors state the name of the village as “Ali kushak” in their works.

The Armenians were settled there in 1828–1829 from the Turkish provinces of Mush, Alashkirt, Bayazid, Erzurum and the Iranian province of Maku.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the personal name “Ali”. Faruk Sumer points out that one of the Turkmen amirs of the Zangilar state was Zeynaddin Ali Kuchuk (kichik). We surmise that the name of the village is based on the name of that person.

The village was renamed “Kuchak” by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935. 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 Aragatsotn province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°31′ N., longitude: 44°23′ E.