Avush was a village in the territory of the Sharur-Daralayaz uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Keshishkend (Yeghegnadzor) district, and present-day Vayots Dzor province. It was located between the left tributary of the Arpa River and the upper reach of the Gabagli River and near the Galingaya gorge. The village was subordinate to the Amaghu temple in the 13th century. The name of the village was noted as “Ayush” or “Avesh”. It was also marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

There were 28 Azerbaijani households in 1873, and in the early 20th century the number reached 50. Later, the village was abolished. At present the village is in ruins.

The toponym was coined from the ancient ethnonym “Avshar/Afshar”. The ethnonym “Avshar” was presented as “avesh/aush” in ancient sources.