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Dehgan, a numerous people of the Kunar valley and parts of Laghman, north-east Afghanistan, who are the Laghmani mentioned in Sultan Baber's History; they differ considerably from the surrounding Afghan tribes, especially in their language, which is substantially neo-Sanscritic modified by contact with Persian and Pukhtu, and also containing an unknown element; there are six divisions - Dunieh, Chaguni, Kuli, Buzurg, Deba, and Malik. The Dehgans are comparatively recent converts to the Mohammedan religion, and still retain many pagan rites or practices (MacGregor).