In the course of fieldwork conducted in 1976 in northern Afghanistan in the vicinity of Faryab province, the expedition came across an unknown group which differed from the surrounding population in many ways, and they used a distinct language, magati or zaboni magati.
Pstrusinska, Jadwiga Magati: some notes on an unknown language of northern Afghanistan. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, vol. 17, no. 2, 1986