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Lek (Lak), a widespread nomad people of West Persia, chiefly in the provinces of Fars and Mazanderan, and in Kasvin district," traditionally descended from the Kaianian Persian dynasty, but really a branch of the Luri (Kurdish) race. All are Mohammedans, though the so-called Nasari form a distinct sect, which rejects the supremacy of the prophet. The famous military bands of the Kelhors and Gurans, at one time commanded by Sir Henry Rawlinson, are Leks, of whom the other chief divisions are the Beiranavands, Khojavands, Nadavands, Nakavands, and Jalilavands, with total population about 110,000.