Gizilkharaba was a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Garanlig (Martuni) district, and currently in the Gegharkunik province. It was located near the village of Ayrija and between Arkhashan and Abdulasar mountains. The name of the village was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 188 in 1873, 136 in 1886, 125 in 1897, 215 in 1908, 421 in 1914 and 249 Azerbaijanis in 1916. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or brutally ousted from the village by Armenian armed units in 1918. The village was abandoned until the 1930s. After 1930 Armenians were settled in the village.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “gizil” meaning in Azerbaijani “red (for the colour of the soil)” and “kharaba” meaning “destroyed, ruined”. It implies “a village near the ruins of the houses constructed on the ‘red’ soil”. At present, the village is abolished.