Chaykend was a village in the Sharur-Daralayaz uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Pashali (Azizbeyov, Vayk) district, and present-day Vayots Dzor province. It was located 12 km to the northeast of the settlement of Pashali and near the Arpachay. The name of the village was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited only by 78 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 110 in 1873, 78 in 1886, 166 in 1897, 129 in 1904, 141 in 1914 and 143 Azerbaijanis in 1916. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or expelled by Armenian armed units in 1918. After the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the Azerbaijanis who survived could return to their native lands. The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 35 in 1922, 104 in 1926 and 151 Azerbaijanis in 1931. In accordance with the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers “On the resettlement of collective farmers and other Azerbaijani population from the Armenian SSR to the Kur-Araz lowlands of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, the Azerbaijanis were deported to Azerbaijan. Later, the village was abolished. At present, it is ruined.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “chay” and “kend” to denote “a settlement” on the bank of a river”.