Question: Why is it called Coptic?

The word Coptic is derived from the ancient Greek word for Egyptian. Although they are primarily located in Egypt, they are also spread throughout neighbours Libya and Sudan. In Australia there are some 30,000 Copts.

What does Coptic mean in history?

[ kop-tik ] SHOW IPA. / ˈkɒp tɪk / PHONETIC RESPELLING. noun. an Afroasiatic language of Egypt descended from ancient Egyptian, largely extinct as a spoken language since the 16th century but surviving as the liturgical language of the Coptic Church.

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